The firm's general litigation practice includes trial and appellate litigation in all Florida state and federal courts. Principal areas of litigation expertise include complex business, tort, real estate, banking, securities, receiverships and commercial matters; real estate related litigation for the firm's real estate clients; environmental, construction, hazardous waste, condemnation and associated land use litigation for private and public clients in land development and regulation and heavy industry; industrial and products liability claims; insurance coverage; and construction litigation. In addition, the litigation practice group provides litigation support to the firm's other practice areas. For example, the litigation practice group handles labor and employment litigation including discrimination, trade secret, non-compete and related claims for corporate employers; lender liability, foreclosure, collection, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation for the firm's financial institution clients; title insurance, contract, and lease disputes.
The firm has developed a significant practice in the representation of self-insured companies which become the subject of liability claims. These claims frequently take the form of premises liability or other tort lawsuits.
Significant litigation matters and complex commercial litigation, are typically handled by teams headed by senior litigation partners, utilizing associate and paralegal support to provide thorough and cost-effective service. The firm employs litigation support software in case management where appropriate, which contributes to the economical handling of complex and high-volume litigation, improves information storage and retrieval, and facilitates document assembly and management. Likewise, the firm utilizes on-line legal, medical, and business research services, and maintains an electronic mail account address for electronic transmission of data to and from similarly equipped clients.