Superior Outcomes for Our Clients
Tried and True
In recent years, the U.S. justice system has seen fewer cases go to trial. This dynamic is based on a variety of factors, from tort reform measures that made financial recoveries more difficult, to complex risk analysis procedures that often convince parties to settle their claims. The jury trial – once the venerated backbone of the American legal system – is becoming the exception rather than the rule.
At Sayles Werbner, we recognize that a sizable and fair settlement is often in our client’s best interests, and we work to keep our clients from having to go to trial when possible. However, when a dispute can only be resolved in the courtroom, we are well-known for our trial skills, which have been earned by taking more than 200 cases to verdict during the past three decades. There’s a reason why other lawyers retain Sayles Werbner when settlement talks fail: we’ve tried more cases than most other law firms and the outcomes we achieve for clients cause them to call us again in their other important legal matters.
Our many substantial verdicts and large punitive damage awards for clients are a testament to our ability to effectively present facts to judges and juries. We also have mounted successful defenses on behalf of major corporations, individuals and small, family-owned businesses. In the past 10 years alone, we have tried cases to verdict involving a broad range of issues, including:
- Breach of Contract
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty by a Board of Directors
- Bus Crashes
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Common Law Fraud
- Copyright Infringement
- Environmental Contamination
- Medical Malpractice
- Oil and Gas Disputes
- Patent Infringement
- Products Liability
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
- Securities Fraud
- Tortious Interference with Contract
- White-Collar Criminal Defense
- Wrongful Death
Prepared for Trial with a History of Big Settlements
At Sayles Werbner, we know a critical truth about litigation: the only way to settle a case on the most favorable terms is to be prepared for trial. Even though we are known for our high-profile jury cases, we apply the same aggressive, creative advocacy to every case, which often produces very favorable settlements as a result.
Knowing they can walk away from settlement discussions with Sayles Werbner protecting them in the courtroom, our clients go to the negotiating table with confidence. They know our firm will get the job done in either venue. Opposing parties understand that we can and will take a case to trial, which means we often are able to obtain comparable results through settlement while avoiding the time and expense of a trial. In some instances, we have secured rewarding settlements for our clients after their cases have been tried and won.
While we do not publicize our settlements due to confidentiality requirements or our client’s wishes, we routinely secure dependable, prompt and fair resolutions that rival the mega-verdicts reported by the media.