We fearlessly try high-risk, complex cases to verdict before federal courts, state courts, and arbitration panels on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.
At Willoughby Humphrey & D’Antoni, we approach each case with a determination and zeal that only comes from having tried cases to verdict. There is no substitute for true trial work. We know what the end product must be, and we build our cases from the start with an eye towards trial. We are prepared. We are tenacious. And we are experienced.
We also regard each client as an individual. We talk with clients, not to them. We consider what is important to them before we create an appropriate strategy and recommend how to proceed. Once the strategy has been approved by the client, we have the case management experience to keep even the most complex matters on track, whether we are representing an individual, a small business, a large corporation, or a state agency.
We have the resources and experience to handle complex cases from the initial filing through appeals. Our litigation attorneys have served as plaintiff and defense counsel in complicated class actions as well as matters ranging from breach of contract to tort to administrative claims. We have litigated matters in state and federal courts in South Carolina at both the trial and appellate levels.
Although we are always prepared for trial, we understand that trial is not always the best option. When appropriate, we strategically pursue negotiations to reach the best result we can outside of a jury. We also have significant experience in alternative dispute resolution.
We can represent you in any of the three major areas of litigation:
Our experienced attorneys have served clients throughout South Carolina and elsewhere, representing plaintiffs and defendants from the very start of the case through final appeals. We also have experience in alternative dispute resolution venues such as arbitration and mediation, as well as in hearings before regulatory agencies. Our expansive general civil litigation experience includes securities mismanagement and fraud, maritime, personal injury and toxic exposure, and environmental claims.
Although complex, a class action can sometimes be the most efficient path to a legal remedy. Because we have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in class actions, we understand each side’s perspective and can suggest strategies based on that knowledge and experience. We know the nuances of class action practice and the requirements for certification. This knowledge allows us to properly frame and build your case from the start. If a pretrial settlement is in our client’s best interests, we have the negotiating skills and experience to secure an outcome for you.
Business disagreements may lead to litigation. Whether your business is filing suit or being sued, we stand ready to protect your rights and your business. Our commercial litigation experience includes contract claims, unfair competition and trade practices, shareholder disputes, class actions, fraud claims, wage disputes, and employment matters. We have negotiated many settlements and we have appeared before arbitrators, but we also have the courtroom experience to take a case to trial if that is the best option for you.