Leone & Alberts specializes in public sector civil litigation. Our attorneys have tried over 75 cases to a defense verdict. As trial attorneys, we know the importance of aggressively addressing potential claims, liabilities, and lawsuits before they become a burden to the client.
We have an active law and motion practice and believe in challenging the pleadings at the outset of litigation to either get the matter dismissed or reduce the scope of the issues. We often times secure dismissal without leave to amend and summary judgment in both Federal and State courts on a wide variety of issues. Our success in this area is often due to careful attention to the facts of a case and knowledge of the applicable laws and defenses.
While we are aggressive advocates on behalf of our clients, we understand that a defense strategy must be tailored to the needs and goals of the client, particularly in clear liability situations. In such cases, we can facilitate an early resolution through informal and formal ADR processes. We have successfully assisted clients in meeting their goal of achieving an advantageous settlement before a lawsuit has been commenced.
Our attorneys also provide critical incident response support and assist our clients in handling press coverage of high profile cases. When early resolution is not possible, we have successfully used discovery and motions to reduce our clients’ exposure and position them to resolve the matter on the most favorable terms possible. For example, in a wrongful death case involving a minor killed in front of her siblings by a car at a bus stop, we were able to negotiate a favorable settlement for our public entity client due to a pending summary judgment motion.