Handling difficult litigation matters requires a thorough knowledge of the relevant areas of law, and a complete understanding of our clients' businesses. Baker Donelson's litigation attorneys listen to our clients first, because we understand that companies have different business and legal objectives, ranging from righting a wrong to limiting financial exposure. We work with our clients to assess the issues and risks, and then provide effective solutions and sound advice for resolving disputes.
Our commitment to understanding a client's business not only enables us to better address the matter at hand, but to look ahead to see how the case affects the future of the organization. When we know the business, we can anticipate the issues and help our clients make smarter decisions. Companies from virtually every industry rely on Baker Donelson for their litigation needs, from financial institutions, to manufacturers and retailers, to professional service companies.
Where appropriate, we create client service teams by marshalling the best talent, knowledge and experience from across our Firm. Many of our trial lawyers have developed in-depth business knowledge by concentrating their practices in specific industries. Such industry knowledge greatly increases our efficiency and effectiveness in resolving business disputes. We are committed to achieving the best results in a timely manner at minimum expense. This includes a willingness to devise alternative fee arrangements that will serve the clients' interests without compromising the quality of legal services.
We are proud to have among our ranks some of the most notable and outstanding trial lawyers in the southern United States – respected attorneys with substantial experience in major jury and non-jury cases, and trial lawyers who have established a national practice in their areas of concentration. They include attorneys named in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Super Lawyers since their 1983, 2003 and 2006 inceptions respectively. Our trial attorneys are licensed to practice in more than 20 states and have tried cases in many more. Others are licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and before multiple state and federal courts of appeal, and several have had experience as judicial clerks with state and federal trial courts or courts of appeal. In addition, many of Baker Donelson's trial attorneys are members of organizations dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of litigation practice, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Association of Defense Counsel.
Our client-centered approach, along with our experience across industries, enables us to handle even the most complex kinds of litigation. It is our Firm's willingness to take difficult cases to trial, and our reputation for winning them, that places our clients in the best possible position with opposing parties in settlement negotiations or trial.
Please visit our other litigation pages for more detail on our practice areas and contact us to find out more about how we might help your company.