Often the best defense is the implementation of a great offense.
The firm is founded on competitive athlete principles where the value of proactive rather than reactive defense strategy is critical for success.
W&D attorneys have an exceptionally detailed understanding of the design, construction and real estate industries, including industry-specific principles, terminology, contracts and contract documents and standards of care.
Defense of Design & Construction Professionals
When there is a project failure, whether it be delays, costs overruns, equipment failures, construction accidents or collapses, leading to monetary damage, property damage, catastrophic personal injury or death, you need a law firm like W&D with the in depth knowledge and experience to readily identify and drill down on legal and factual defenses, often resulting in successful early law and motion practice or resolution extricating clients from otherwise lengthy and costly lawsuits.
W&D has represented and represents some of the largest and most prestigious design, construction, and construction management companies in the global A/E/C community, many of whom consistently rank among Engineering News Record’s Top 500 companies, in defense of professional liability claims in complex litigation, mediations, arbitrations, and trials at the State and Federal Court levels, and in tribal courts.
Our cases involve multi-million and multi-billion dollar public and private works projects involving every type of delivery method and professional liability legal issue and damage claim, including but not limited to alleged breaches of industry standards of care, contract duties to defend and/or indemnify, warranty, misrepresentation, negligent and intentional misconduct alleged to cause delays and cost overruns, project suspensions, terminations, liens, property damage, catastrophic personal injury and death.
W&D lawyers work closely with design professionals and their insurance carriers to reach a successful result, have it be through law and motion, mediation, arbitration or trial.
Defense of Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Property Managers
The ever increasing complexity of real estate transactions and the rising use of litigation means our clients need lawyers like us who understand the industry, the contracts and insurance, and can navigate and protect them against liability lawsuits alleging contract breaches, negligent errors, omissions and substandard professional services.
Defense of Veterinarians
Veterinarians have become the subject of malpractice claims, claims by pet owners that their veterinarian fell below the applicable standard of care in providing services, causing injuries or death and damage to the owner. Our veterinarian clients, and their professional liability insurance carriers, need skilled lawyers like us who understand the standard of care in the industry and insurance, and can navigate and protect them against liability lawsuits.