The firm’s trial practice is its core. The firm handles hundreds of litigation matters each and every year in both state and federal courts. The wide range of matters successfully resolved or tried include: commercial disputes, death claims, bad faith claims, medical malpractice, professional negligence, products liability claims, Jones Act negligence and unseaworthiness claims, toxic tort claims, construction defect claims, and premise liability claims.
Brown Sims brings its extensive experience to all phases of litigation, including: pretrial discovery, early disposition through summary judgment or dismissal, mediation, jury selection, trial, and preserving the record for a successful appeal if needed.
Recent trial successes include:
- After an award of nominal damages to the plaintiff, a jury rendered a verdict that the plaintiff should have discovered the alleged professional negligence years before, thereby barring plaintiffs’ claims in their entirety.
- In a Jones Act case, where an employer may owe maintenance and cure, regardless of fault, the Jury was asked to determine that the vessel upon which the plaintiff claimed he was injured was unseaworthy and that the firm’s client was negligent. The Plaintiff asked the jury for $1.6 million. The jury found the vessel was seaworthy and no negligence on the part of the firm’s client. The plaintiff was awarded no costs and minimal maintenance and cure.
- After a trial that lasted six weeks, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the firm’s client and awarded the Plaintiff nothing with respect to the claims pending against her which included professional negligence, conspiracy, fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. The Plaintiff demanded millions from the jury for which he sought to hold the firm’s client jointly liable.