The Litigation Group of Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP offers its clients a full range of dispute resolution and litigation services in all state and federal courts, arbitration forums, and before all government administrative agencies. The attorneys in this Group explore all methods of economic dispute resolution, and when required aggressively defend and prosecute the business or personal interests of the firm's clients.
Although the firm is dedicated to providing skilled legal advice designed to avoid lawsuits, when a client is faced with no alternative other than to litigate, the firm will offer its clients attorneys with the skills required to provide immediate assistance. Where appropriate, the firm offers its clients a team of lawyers, including a senior trial counsel, associate attorneys and litigation paralegals designed to provide the resources required while minimizing the cost wherever possible.
The Litigation Group includes several senior partners, who are assisted by junior partners, associate attorneys and paralegals. This Group offers the following services:
Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP's attorneys appear in all state and federal courts. The firm represents its clients in all types of litigation, from day-to-day business disputes to multi-billion-dollar complex litigation.
The firm's litigation attorneys have developed a reputation for outstanding work. In addition to its traditional client base, the firm increasingly represents national and multinational businesses in litigation matters locally and throughout California. The goal of the firm's litigation practice is to deliver the highest quality legal services in as economical and efficient a manner as possible.
Since litigation can take many years from the time a complaint is filed, the firm's trial attorneys explore innovative techniques to resolve cases as quickly as possible. Those methods include the use of retired judges to act as mediators for early dispute resolution, and utilization of aggressive ethical litigation strategems to obtain immediate settlement where appropriate.
Every businessperson is aware of the devastating effect that the environmental laws can have on business operations and how environmental claims can jeopardize a successful company. Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP's litigation attorneys are involved in virtually all aspects of environmental litigation, offering representation of businesses and individuals in all types of contested proceedings, providing guidance on complex insurance coverage issues, assisting in hiring expert witnesses and developing general litigation and trial strategies. It also provides advice and representation concerning remedial investigations and other actions by government agencies.
Employment laws and regulations are constantly changing. Our attorneys are on the front edge of this changing legal environment. They also handle a full range of employment litigation, representing employers before virtually every state and federal forum, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Fair Employment and Housing Commission and the State Labor Commission. The proceedings before these various courts and government agencies involve issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, union unfair labor practice charges and wage-and-hour claims.
The firm's real estate litigation practice is comprehensive. In conjunction with our experienced Real Estate Group, our real estate litigation attorneys represent landowners, developers, construction contractors and government agencies in all types of land disputes. The firm's attorneys also litigate matters on behalf of real estate professionals, including brokers and agents, title insurers and escrow companies.
Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP's Litigation Group has vast experience in complex business litigation cases involving business breakups, partnership dissolutions, shareholder lawsuits, business practices, unfair competition and contract actions. The firm also handles a wide variety of litigation matters in the areas of banking, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.
The firm has developed an extremely sophisticated practice in the specialized area of trust and probate litigation. The attorneys who concentrate in this area have handled substantial will contests and have litigated numerous actions on behalf of trustees and beneficiaries.
In addition to extensive experience in state and federal courts, Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP's litigation attorneys have significant experience in resolving disputes without costly and time-consuming litigation. These efforts include arbitration under the American Arbitration Association, the California Arbitration Act, the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration and the National Association of Securities Dealers; private arbitration or trials with retired judges; and the use of mediation experts.
The following are illustrative of the types of matters the firm has litigated during the past several years: