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.

  • Employment – Represent employers in both administrative and litigated matters alleging discrimination, wrongful termination and violations of FLSA and FMLA. We also provide consulting services to help employers remain compliant and avoid litigation.

  • Medical Malpractice and Healthcare – Represent all types of healthcare systems, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities, healthcare professionals, physicians, dentists and nurses in malpractice actions and administrative hearings.

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

Firm News and Information

Congratulations Melissa East! 

Scott McDaniel, Stacy Acord and Gregg Lytle are pleased to welcome Melissa East as our new Partner!  Melissa joined the Firm four years ago, and she earned her promotion through dedication, hard work and exceptional client service. Melissa's practice focuses on litigation in the areas of design professional liability, construction defects, environmental and toxic torts, commercial litigation and family law. Congratulations, Melissa!   



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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.