Litigation & Appellate Law
Often, a dispute will reach a point where resolution seems impossible and litigation becomes unavoidable. The litigation team at Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, P.C. is ready to help you. Our seasoned trial and appellate lawyers maintain an active practice in both state and federal court. The depth of our attorneys’ knowledge of trial and appellate procedure is complemented by their expertise in the art of advocacy as well as the breadth of their experience in multiple areas of law, including the following:
- Contract, business and corporate litigation
- Real estate & commercial landlord – tenant disputes
- Construction defects & accidents
- Professional liability, fiduciary & malpractice
- Insurance coverage & defense
- Employment, whistleblower, trade secret & non-compete matters
- Commercial account collection
- International disputes
- Personal injury, premises liability & product liability defense
- Direct, interlocutory & restricted appeals / mandamus
Our lead litigators have tried cases at all levels of the judicial system, including federal district court and state district court. Our lead appellate lawyers have presented appeals to the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and eleven of the fourteen intermediate courts of appeal in Texas. Our attorneys have represented clients before administrative tribunals and have arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS, Inc.
We strive to provide top-quality legal services in a cost effective and responsive manner. Although we will work with our clients to favorably settle cases before trial, our attorneys enjoy going to trial before a judge or jury when necessary to bring a case to satisfactory resolution. Many of our cases require strategic vision, sophisticated litigation skills, and they pose unique challenges presented by complex litigation. We value efficiency and believe it is important to pick our battles wisely – fighting those that serve our clients’ interests and avoiding those that obscure the important issues and needlessly drive up costs. Of course, litigation is a collaborative process, so the choices that are made in each case are the client’s as well as the attorney’s.