Weber Gallagher fields a diverse team of litigators. It includes skilled, aggressive veterans who have tried numerous cases to verdict and attorneys whose experience in investigations and attention to detail regularly lead to summary judgments and favorable settlements. These seasoned litigators oversee the work of younger team members, whose involvement helps us contain client costs. We are particularly mindful of costs as we design a strategy tailored to a client’s business needs. Trying a case to verdict can be expensive and is not always the most desirable path. A client who is unable to gain dismissal from a suit might consider a settlement. In some instances, alternative dispute resolution is an option. We guide clients as they decide on the appropriate path. Our attorneys appear in state and federal courts, including at appellate levels, and in administrative proceedings. Clients engage us for a range of complex matters, and we have extensive experience with expert witnesses.
Won a summary judgment in favor of our commercial client finding no duty was owed to a patron who tripped and fell in a mall. Secured this favorable decision by convincing the court to view the evidence showing the plaintiff was in an area of the property that was not under the control of our client, near individuals who were not employees/agents of our client. Demonstrated the plaintiff instead tripped on her own untied shoelace, warranting a finding that the plaintiff was wholly unable to make out a prima facie case of negligence against our client.
Received the Grant of a Motion for Summary Judgment for a client in an exterior trip and fall claim. The reviewing Court adopted the lack of duty argument.
Successfully defended premises clients, such as casinos, stadiums, bars, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels and lodging establishments and other members of the hospitality industry in countless cases involving alleged personal injuries