Focus Areas of Practice

  • Design Professional Liability Defense – represent Architects and Engineers faced with claims of professional negligence including alleged design errors and project administration.

  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Defense – represent industry members, including energy companies, agricultural operators, and manufacturers faced with claims for environmental releases or contamination alleged to cause property, natural resource or personal injuries.

  • Construction Defect Litigation – represent property owners, contractors, suppliers and Design Professionals in matters involving claims of defective construction on residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial properties.

  • General Commercial Litigation – represent business and individual clients in disputes arising from contractual relationships and torts.

  • Adoption and Family Law – represent individuals and families in domestic matters, including adoptions, guardianship, divorce, and custody issues.

  • Mediation Services – Certified Mediator and Adjunct Settlement Judge providing service as private mediator in professional liability, construction, environmental and commercial disputes.

  • Health Care Law – represent health care providers and health care entities in business and litigation matters. Represent health care providers, entities and business associates in all aspects of HIPAA compliance. Represent individuals requesting Advance Directives and Health Care Power of Attorney.

Firm News and Information

Scott McDaniel's Article on Immunity for Design Professionals Published in the Journal of American Law

The spring 2015 Issue of the Journal of American Law included a recent article written by Scott McDaniel and Andrew Conway entitled “Architect and Engineer Immunity Under Worker’s Compensation Statutes – a 50-State Survey.” In their article, McDaniel and Conway discuss the little known defense available under certain states’ worker compensation statutes that grants immunity from construction worker injury claims to design professionals who provide construction phase services. The article discusses the application of the immunity defense, and identifies those states that have adopted the immunity defense in some form. If you would like to receive a copy of the article, please e-mail Scott McDaniel at   

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Our Philosophy

Deliver Outstanding Results.   
There are two vital components to successful legal representation: superior legal analysis and effective, common-sense strategies. We apply our skill, resources and expertise to provide our clients the best possible outcome in each matter. We accept nothing less than giving our clients our utmost in order to achieve their goals.

Deliver Superior Client Service.
We recognize that our client satisfaction, effectiveness and fulfilling our ethical responsibilities depends on delivering superior client service. To assure that we consistently exceed our clients’ expectations, we have adopted a Code of Conduct that sets forth the core principles upon which we founded our practice and culture. We are different in that we deliver large firm experience that derives from our Members cutting their teeth in large law firms meeting the challenging demands of high stakes litigation, but we provide personal service as only a small firm can. By demanding that each of our attorneys and staff remain true to this Code of Conduct we deliver the best possible client experience.