The firm is experienced in managing all types of tort litigation. The definition of "tort" is expanding. We try to guide clients in conservative management of tort litigation.
More and more employers are being sued by their employees over hiring, firing, promotion and disciplinary decisions. We will advise and guide you through the maze of employment laws and regulations to help prevent lawsuits. Preparing employee handbooks, drafting employment agreements, protecting trade secrets, enforcing covenants not to compete and dealing with federal and state regulatory administrative agencies are all part of the services provided by our labor and employment practice group.
The importance of clean air and a clean environment have become increasingly significant issues in our society. Phillips ✯ Akers ✯ Womac offers a wide variety of experience in environmental litigation including active involvement in the silicosis and asbestosis dockets, ground water contamination/remediation litigation as well as other litigation involving environmental concerns.
The cost of doing business includes the potential for a dissatisfied customer or client to take his grievance to court. The customer has a variety of consumer friendly laws to choose from, including the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), and the Texas Debt Collection Act. Our business clients place their confidence in the Firm's comprehensive knowledge of Texas consumer statutes and our extensive litigation experience.
The Firm offers an extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience to assist clients in a wide variety of commercial matters, including banking, contractual disputes, corporate disputes, and other similar commercial matters.
Phillips ✯ Akers ✯ Womac works very closely with corporate and transactional counsel who refer their clients with litigation needs. The Firm in essence becomes the referring attorneys' outside "litigation section" to meet the needs of their clients and to promote a team effort.
Two board certified attorneys form the appellate section of the firm. One is a former Briefing Attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas, and the other is a former Staff Briefing Attorney for one of the Courts of Appeals. Together, they have been involved in over 500 appeals in state and federal court.
Criminal acts against customers often become litigation against apartment complexes and other premises owners and occupiers. The firm has actively litigated many of these cases and has served on State Bar Committees that formulate jury questions for cases of this nature.
Retailers and shopping centers have unique liability considerations. From slip and falls to security issues to product liability claims, a retailer faces a myriad of potential problems. Our services and expertise include strategic operational advice to make the inevitable lawsuit easier to defend.
Compensation system. After becoming a non-subscriber, a company needs advice, counseling, and direction when handling common law claims brought by employees against the employer.
The Texas economy may have diversified in recent years, but Texas is still an "Oil Boom State," giving rise to much industry and significant construction. The Firm offers a significant background in oil field and industrial litigation, as well as the nuances of construction litigation. That knowledge places confidence in our clients that they will receive top notch representation, giving rise to the best possible result.
Product liability litigation forms the basis of one of the firm's most significant sub-specialties. Regardless whether the claim arises from use on heavy equipment or from use of consumer equipment, clients need advice and counseling in how to manage litigation that is based on strict liability.
You cannot be in the trucking business and not have accidents. Often, the incidents can be quite severe. We know intimately the "ins and outs" of this specialty area.
Our traditional client base of insurance companies has given us a strong background in coverage issues, as well as handling the unique needs of insurance companies in the first party and bad faith litigation. For years, ours has been the "go to" firm in this area.