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Negligence

Although negligence may be a common claim in most lawsuits, successfully defending against such a claim often requires a unique perspective. Thorpe Shwer prides itself on consistently providing our clients with innovative thought processes and creative solutions, recognizing that no two negligence suits should be defended in the exact same way.  We have decades of experience defending negligence claims in a wide variety of areas, including railroad employer liability, premises liability, product liability, and motor vehicle accidents.  Our firm has also been at the forefront of defending employer, franchise, and religious institution clients against negligence claims within Arizona and nationwide, including claims based upon theories of vicarious liability and respondeat superior.  We aggressively protect our clients against these types of claims and, in many cases, have been successful in obtaining early dismissal of our clients through dynamic, informal negotiations with opposing counsel and/or vigorous early dispositive motion practice.