Litigation 2017-10-18T12:28:44-04:00

FHKAD attorneys draw on their extensive appellate, insurance defense and dispute resolution experience to provide successful outcomes for clients.

When a client is sued or civil litigation becomes inevitable, FHKAD attorneys have a proven history of providing skilled and effective representation. Our experienced litigation team has a successful track record for representing clients in both state and federal courts. We advocate for our clients and provide them with a strong and effective defense.

From drafting a compelling brief to arguing before a state or federal court, our firm has the skills and knowledge to expertly handle all facets of a lawsuit or appellate process. Our litigation services include, but are not limited to Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice and Insurance Defense.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution, also known as ADR, has become an integral component in the practice of law.

Whether it’s by a court of law, administrative agency or provision in a contract, parties with disputes are encouraged to participate in the ADR process so they can quickly and efficiently resolve their disputes and obtain a “win-win” result.

FHKAD attorneys have significant experience representing clients in ADR for all types of claims and issues.

FHKAD attorneys use their experience to “think outside the box”, so they can achieve a resolution that promotes the goals of our clients, while also reducing the costs, time, disruption and energy associated with litigating a claim.

The experience and skills of FHKAD attorneys allows our clients to continue running their businesses and managing their workforce, while also achieving beneficial mediated results.

Appellate Practice

FHKAD attorneys are highly respected and successful in appellate matters.

FHKAD attorneys have appeared before both state and federal courts of appeal.

Additionally, due to the firm’s broad experience and solid reputation, attorneys have been asked to prepare and file amicus curiae briefs on controversial issues.

Insurance Defense

Regardless of the preventative measures taken, it is sometimes inevitable that a lawsuit will be filed.

When a client has been sued or litigation is inevitable, FHKAD attorneys have solid recognition for defending clients and assisting them in the lawsuit process.

In defending clients, FHKAD works with insurance companies, third-party administrators and risk pools.

Both clients and insurers look to FHKAD attorneys for insurance litigation defense because of our capabilities and understanding of the facts and circumstances giving rise to claims.

Our history, experience and reputation have given FHKAD the opportunity to develop strong relationships with insurance defense companies and risk pools; as a result, we are frequently appointed to defend law suits ranging from alleged violations of an individual’s civil rights to Section 1983 claims involving an alleged excessive use of force.

Workers’ Compensation

FHKAD attorneys have the knowledge and experience to make workers’ compensation “workable” for employers.

We are experienced in providing clients with the advice and representation they need on all facets of their workers’ compensation claims.

At the outset, FHKAD attorneys assist employers in preparing policies and procedures that help them minimize the risk of workplace injuries and exposure.

When workplace injuries occur, we provide employers with advice on how to conduct effective injury investigations.

After a workers’ compensation claim is filed, FHKAD defends employers before the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission as well as in court. FHKAD attorneys work closely with employers and their third-party administrators to determine the most effective and efficient strategies for defending claims.

We also provide employers with advice on the best ways to effectively manage their workers’ compensation claims and the employees who are impacted.

As we work with clients, FHKAD’s goal is to ensure employers receive sensible advice and effective representation to resolve and administer workers’ compensation matters.