Defense Litigation

Our attorneys provide aggressive defense litigation and case management to obtain a favorable disposition, quickly and effectively. While we recognize that avoiding prolonged litigation is sometimes the best scenario, our lawyers have proven their exceptional and aggressive trial skills in state courts, federal courts, and arbitration proceedings.

We understand the business requirement for a smart strategy and a pragmatic approach toward resolution—and we know how to achieve resolution with uncompromising skill.

Construction Litigation

Construction claims and litigation can have significant impact on a project. Our attorneys understand that project delays are costly and we have resolved claims that can arise throughout the construction lifecycle. We represent owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, product suppliers, engineers, and design professionals, as well as their insurers, and provide skillful and aggressive representation.

The scope of our construction litigation practice includes a wide variety of claims relating to cost issues, design errors, contract disputes, materials failure, insurance coverage disputes, construction defects, and more. Because of our extensive experience in the complexities of construction law, our attorneys counsel clients through the process and represent them before arbitration panels, in administrative settings or in the court room.

Employment Disputes

Employment and labor law can involve some of the most challenging issues for employers. We advise our clients on methods to ensure a healthy and productive workplace, providing practical advice to assist in ensuring policies and procedures are aligned with company goals and legal regulations. When needed, we work to resolve disputes through a collaborative process that is our proven platform for achieving desired outcomes, whether in settlement, mediation or aggressive litigation. Throughout each phase of the process, we communicate consistently with our clients on technical issues and strategic decisions.

Among our employment law services are:

  • EEOC Representation
  • ADA Representation
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-compete/Non-solicitation Agreements
  • Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Title VII and Anti-Discrimination Reviews & Compliance
  • Employee Litigation
  • Policy Letters
  • Employment Background Checks
  • Terminations and Workforce Reductions
  • Workplace Investigations

Insurance Defense Litigation

With more than three decades of experience and an in-depth knowledge of litigated civil issues, Bush + Ramirez is engaged extensively in the representation of national insurance carriers and their insureds. Our clients depend on our firm to provide cost-effective case management and aggressive litigation at the trial court level and on appeal when necessary.

Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to handle cases ranging from a small claim to the most complex matter. We understand the concerns of the insured, as well as corporate counsel, claims managers, loss prevention teams, and corporate risk specialists, and we work with them to achieve their expectations. Recognizing the economic pressures facing our clients, our goal is to work efficiently and our proven track record of success demonstrates our skill in resolving claims quickly.

Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

Our attorneys understand the major issues and challenges faced daily by insurance companies regarding complex coverage issues and claims in a highly-regulated industry. That understanding is the platform for excellent counsel and representation in defending coverage and bad faith actions.

We provide timely advice and assistance to insurers based on our deep knowledge and experience regarding the insurance industry and our decades of experience. The Bush + Ramirez insurance law team has handled all types of disputes and defended insurers aggressively against allegations of bad faith, violations of state insurance codes, deceptive trade practices, negligence, and fraud, among others. Our firm also provides insurance carriers with sophisticated insurance coverage analysis on multiple lines of risk, evaluates first-party actions, and assists carriers in investigating claims. We have a strong track record of successfully litigating cases in both state and federal courts. Our approach is not only methodical, it is strategic and smart so that our clients can rely on us to assess the risks they face and provide the appropriate robust defense.

Premises Liability & Inadequate Security

The Bush + Ramirez premises liability practice team has defended and represented property owners and retailers facing a variety of allegations. For each case, we work with our clients to develop a smart case strategy and determine whether the matter warrants an early settlement or an aggressive defense through trial.

Our vast experience includes representing landlords, commercial property owners, small businesses, retailers, restaurants, and others in claims involving personal injuries, property defects, inadequate security, and wrongful death. In many cases, our attorneys will meet clients, witnesses, and investigators onsite to promptly evaluate a claim and research any implications of negligence or liability.

Products Liability

At Bush + Ramirez, our attorneys realize the significant impact products liability cases can have on the future of a business. Our products liability team has protected the reputation of our clients and their products in all types of cases. We represent manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and designers from diverse industries with sound strategies and expert skill. When needed, we have used the testimony of specialists, consultants, engineers, scientists, and other experts to provide strategic defense for our clients facing product liability issues.

Professional Liability & Errors and Omissions

Professional liability and errors and omissions defense demands a strong team with the deep experience and legal prowess necessary to uphold a client’s professional reputation. Our attorneys have handled matters for medical and healthcare professionals, insurance agents and brokers, accountants, lawyers, and other professionals who have found the need to defend claims alleging violations of professional and ethical standards.

We understand there is an emotional toll of accusations against one’s professionalism and there are challenges that can arise during the case. We work together with our clients, side by side, to manage the case, address the unexpected, apply a smart strategy, and assure excellent representation throughout the proceedings. The goal is to resolve the conflict quickly while maintaining our client’s professional integrity.

Transportation Litigation & Cargo Claims

Our transportation practice is comprised of veteran attorneys who understand that in transportation law, evidence must be gathered and defensive strategies developed in a time-sensitive manner. Our team is often onsite to support first-response investigations to ensure proper evidence preservation and documentation of an accident scene.

We have broad experience representing and defending trucking companies, freight forwarders, owner-operators, common carriers, and others. We have handled cases including collisions, freight losses, cargo claims, regulatory compliance, injuries, fatalities, and more. That extensive experience and knowledge of the transportation industry is the foundation of the comprehensive defense services we provide our clients.

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    “We rely on Bush + Ramirez to handle our cases when incidents occur, often retaining the firm as early as minutes after an incident. We know we are getting very experienced and skilled representation from engagement through trial.” –National retailer