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Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) Lawsuits

Thorpe Shwer is recognized as a leading firm in virtually every major area of rail litigation, including the defense of claims brought pursuant to the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), the Safety Appliance Act (SAA), and the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA). A substantial portion of our practice in this area is dedicated to the defense of serious acute injuries, occupational illnesses, and cumulative trauma cases. Our attorneys are well-versed in the evolving law facing the railroad industry, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our written and oral advocacy. Our knowledge and experience have allowed us to successfully defend our clients’ interests in federal and state courts throughout Arizona, in addition to being retained by industry clients to serve as trial counsel in matters outside of the state, including in California, Missouri, and Nevada. We also have successfully argued cases in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Arizona Court of Appeals.