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Tort Defense

Tort Defense Litigation

Whether the claim involves asbestos exposure, a heavy equipment accident, or a business tort, clients trust that Thorpe Shwer can successfully handle the case.  We are accomplished trial attorneys who know how to protect the rights and interests of our clients in high-risk situations. Recognizing that tort claims can have serious long-term implications, our lawyers develop strategies that minimize potential liability and preserve our clients’ brand names and business reputations. At Thorpe Shwer, although we work closely with our clients’ insurance carriers where appropriate, we often represent companies directly rather than through their carriers.  Our firm has long-standing relationships with many of our clients, allowing us to deeply understand their industries and their operations and take immediate action to build a vigorous plan of defense when faced with a potential tort. Our philosophy dictates that we build this same deep understanding with all clients so that we are better able to tailor our service to their specific needs. 

Focused and Comprehensive Defense

Thorpe Shwer attorneys take a comprehensive approach in the defense of tort and accident claims. We represent defendants from initial accident investigation through discovery, settlement, and trial.  Cognizant of the difficulties that businesses encounter through protracted litigation, we aim to resolve these claims at the earliest possible stage. Our pre-trial work is focused, beginning with analysis of a potential motion to dismiss, proceeding through tailored discovery demands, and expertly handled depositions, and often culminating in factually and legally well-supported summary judgment motions.

When trial is necessary, we are prepared.  Our attorneys frequently take cases to verdict, litigating before juries, judges, and arbitrators in state and federal trial courts throughout the country.  We also know how to leverage cases to negotiate favorable resolutions before the matter escalates to trial.

Defending Clients in a Wide Variety of Tort Claims

The attorneys in our Tort Defense practice handle a wide variety of tort litigation, including the following:

Thorpe Shwer handles tort claim cases in Arizona and across the nation, including mass tort actions and complex, multi-party litigation.  Our lawyers also have substantial experience defending against vicarious liability claims.  These types of cases are notoriously complex and can put a company at serious risk for liability as a result of the negligent or intentional actions of an employee, agent, or independent contractor.   When vicarious liability claims emerge, our attorneys take quick action, investigating the facts and circumstances of the case to formulate an aggressive defense.