Civil Litigation

Durham Attorneys with Expertise in Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, and Personal Injury

Civil Litigation

The Firm represents individuals and corporate clients in a wide array of civil litigation, including:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Federal Civil Rights Violations
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Unauthorized Use of Name and Likeness
  • Unauthorized Use of Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information.

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants; we take the cases we believe in.

At the outset of our representation, we begin to “build the case” by securing and preserving evidence and witness testimony. The Firm does not prepare its cases for settlement; rather, we prepare our cases for trial. We believe that the way to obtain the best possible outcome – whether through settlement or a jury verdict – is to marshall the evidence needed to prevail at trial.

Our litigation strategy is simple: overwhelm the fact-finder with compelling evidence. In our view, the greatest failure for an advocate is a failure to discover some evidence that would prove a fact favorable to our case. So we leave no stone unturned. In our Firm, there is no excuse for not knowing our case better than our adversary.

The Firm does not specialize in any specific domain of litigation. In recent years, the Firm has focused litigating civil rights actions to vindicate deprivations of constitutional rights at the hands of law enforcement, forensic labs, universities, and others who abuse the power of the state. Notable cases include McFadyen, et al. v. Duke University, et al.; Swick v. Town of Chapel Hill, et al; and Washington v. City of Durham, et al.