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Transportation

Thorpe Shwer attorneys have more than 50 years of collective experience working with clients throughout the transportation sector.  Our team of seasoned practitioners have a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory environment as well as industry operations.  Our lawyers represent transportation-related clients large and small in a variety of civil suits, ranging from accident claims and moving and storage disputes to commercial conflicts and employment controversies.  Although we strive to reach a favorable resolution for our clients outside of the courtroom, our attorneys regularly litigate these matters in jurisdictions throughout the United States.  We recognize that every case is unique and work one-on-one with our clients to implement an individualized plan of action that yields the results they desire.

Beyond resolving and litigating high stakes civil suits, Thorpe Shwer attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through the myriad of laws and regulations governing the transportation sector.  Our lawyers have a solid understanding of this complex legal landscape and frequently advise clients, such as railroads, trucking companies, and moving and storage providers in connection with matters involving:

  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act
  • Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA)
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA)
  • Safety Appliance Act (SAA)
  • Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
  • Grade Crossing Accidents

At Thorpe Shwer, we recognize that companies operating in this highly regulated industry need proactive counsel focused on identifying and resolving issues before they turn into costly legal liabilities. To that end, our attorneys closely monitor regulatory developments impacting the transportation industry so that we can provide our clients with the most accurate and up-to-date answers and advice.  Our attorneys are actively involved in nationwide organizations devoted to the defense of transportation industry clients  We are proud to serve businesses in the transportation sector and are committed to delivering high quality, cost-effective representation that meets our clients’ immediate and long-term needs.