We Try Cases To Verdict
We have a national trial practice committed to resolving clients’ most pressing disputes. Collectively, we have tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts. We regularly represent clients at trial, on appeal, in arbitration and mediation, and in responding to government investigations and regulatory actions. Our experience includes:
- Class Action Defense
- Consumer Fraud
- Creditors’ Rights
- Internal Investigations
- Intellectual Property/Copyright/Trade Secrets
- Insurance Recovery
- Regulatory Matters
- Real Estate & Construction
We work closely with clients to strategically position their cases for early and effective resolution. And where trial is the best path forward, our seasoned trial attorneys are committed to going the distance.
In 2008, our company faced multi-million dollar claims in MDL litigation in federal court in Chicago. At the outset, Rathje Woodward developed a winning strategy and executed on it perfectly. The result? Every claim against us was dismissed. We never paid a dime in judgment or settlement, and our legal fees were far below what we had expected. Thanks, Rathje Woodward.Barton J. Craig
Litigation News and Events
Recently, a large contractor retained Rathje Woodward to file a complaint and seek a temporary restraining order following the resignation of a key employee who joined a competitor.
The firm secured summary judgment worth over $2 million in Owners Ins. Co. v. Seamless Gutter Corp., an insurance coverage dispute pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
The National Labor Relations Board made it easier, Friday, January 25, 2019, for companies to treat their workers as independent contractors excluded from federal labor protections.