Civil and Commercial Litigation

Civil and Commercial Litigation Law Firm

At Haden, Cowherd & Bullock, we understand that business disputes can be costly, time-consuming, and distracting from your day-to-day operations. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing efficient and effective legal solutions that help you resolve your dispute so you can move on with your business.

Several of our lawyers have been recognized in a given year as having the top defense verdicts in the state. We represent clients in a wide range of disputes, including breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, shareholder disputes, and more. We also have experience litigating construction defects, employment disputes, and real estate transactions that impact your business and your bottom line.

Whether you’re facing a simple contract dispute or complex multi-million-dollar litigation, we have the experience and skills to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Civil and Commercial Litigation

Our Practice Spans across a Multitude of Industries

Each industry has its own set of rules and regulations, and our law firm has experience representing clients in a wide range of industries. Some of the industries we serve include:

  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

We have represented businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to large corporations. We also have experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation matters. No matter your situation, Our civil and commercial litigation attorneys will work tirelessly to protect your interests and achieve the best possible outcome.

Business Litigation

At its core, business litigation is about protecting the interests of businesses and individuals in the courtroom. However, business litigation can also be about resolving disputes before a suit is ever filed.

There are many types of business litigation, and each dispute requires a legal approach crafted to fit your business and your needs. Our experienced attorneys are familiar with all aspects of business litigation. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to achieve your case’s best possible outcome.

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Financial Disputes

Financial disputes can be complex and emotionally charged. Whether you’re involved in a contract dispute, a shareholder dispute, or another type of financial litigation, it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side.

Our civil and commercial litigation attorneys have experience handling financial disputes ranging from simple to complex. We understand the unique challenges of these cases, and we will aggressively protect your interests.

Contract Disputes

Upholding the terms of a contract is essential to protecting your rights as a business owner. Unfortunately, contract disputes are all too common. Whether you’re facing a breach of contract claim, a dispute over the interpretation of a contract, or another type of contract-related issue, our experienced contract attorneys can help.

We will review your contract and advise you of your legal options. We will also work with you to develop a strategic plan for resolving the dispute.

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Construction Defects

Construction defects can be costly and time-consuming to fix. They can also cause significant delays in the construction process. If you’re facing a construction defect issue, it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side.

Our Civil and Commercial Litigation attorneys have experience handling all types of construction defect cases. We will work with you to identify the cause of the defect and determine who is responsible for fixing it. We will also help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.

Employment Disputes

Dealing with an employment dispute’s emotional and financial fallout can be overwhelming. Whether you’re facing a wrongful termination claim, a discrimination claim, dealing with a non-competition agreement, or another type of employment-related issue, our experienced attorneys can help.

We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. We will also work with you to develop a strategic plan for resolving the dispute. If you are a business owner, we can help you create or update your employment policies to avoid future disputes and help walk you through the process if the suit has already been filed.

Real Estate Disputes Litigation

The high stakes involved in real estate disputes can make them complex and emotionally charged. Whether you’re facing a contract dispute, a boundary dispute, or another type of real estate litigation, it’s important to have an experienced real estate attorney on your side.

Our real estate attorneys have experience handling all types of real estate disputes and we will work with you to develop a strategic plan for resolving whatever issue you face

Shareholder Disputes Litigation

Common causes of shareholder disputes include disagreements over the company’s direction, mismanagement allegations, and fiduciary duty breaches. These types of disputes can be complex and stressful for those involved. We have successfully represented shareholders in a range of matters and are prepared to protect your interests.

Our Civil and Commercial Litigation attorneys will review your case and advise you of your legal options. We will also work with you to develop a strategic plan for resolving the dispute.

Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Missouri has laws in place concerning bad faith insurance claims which are complex and require attorneys who understand this continuously evolving area of the law. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and ensure you are protected by bad faith denials which could impact you and your bottom line.

We work with our clients to develop a strategic plan for pursuing your claim. If we believe that your insurance company has acted in bad faith, we will take aggressive legal action to help you recover the benefits you are entitled to.

Class Actions

By definition, a class action is a type of lawsuit in which a large group of people (the “class”) sues another person or company (the “defendant”). Class actions are typically filed when there are many potential plaintiffs with similar claims against the same defendant.

If you are considering filing a class action, we are waiting for your call. Our attorneys will work with you to determine if you have a valid claim and if so, we will help you pursue it.

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Civil Rights

If you have been charged with or are the victim of discrimination, police misconduct, or another type of civil rights violation, we can help you with your claim. These claims can have a significant impact on individuals and businesses, and it requires an experienced attorney to ensure your rights are protected.

We don’t back down from a fight and will do everything in our power to build you the strongest case possible.

Product Liability

When a product is defective or dangerous, it can cause serious injuries. Our attorneys have experience handling all types of product liability cases and we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

We have experience working with experts across a variety of industries and are well-equipped to build the strongest case possible.

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Our Civil and Commercial Litigation Process

The following is an overview of the civil and commercial litigation process for those who wish to pursue a claim. This is just a general guide, and your case may vary depending on the facts and circumstances involved.

Investigation

The first step in our civil and commercial litigation process is investigating your case. We will review all relevant documents and evidence, and we will interview any witnesses. This will help us determine the strength of any pending case.

Demand Letter

Once we have completed our investigation, we will typically send a demand letter to the responsible party. This letter will outline your damages and allow the responsible party to settle your claim without going to court.

Filing a Lawsuit

If the responsible party does not settle your claim, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. Once the lawsuit is filed, both sides will have an opportunity to conduct discovery. This may involve exchanging documents and taking depositions.

Trial

If your case does not settle during discovery, it will go to trial. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers and have been recognized statewide for our verdicts. We will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome.

Appeal

If either side is dissatisfied with the trial’s outcome, they have the right to file an appeal. Our litigation attorneys will review your case and determine if an appeal is warranted.

Call Us Today to Schedule a Consultation

Whether you run a business or need help with a personal legal matter, our civil and commercial litigation attorneys can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you get your desired outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions about Civil and Commercial Litigation

When you work with a civil litigation attorney, you can expect them to handle all aspects of your case from start to finish. This includes investigating your claim, negotiating with the other side, and representing you in court. Your attorney will keep you informed of all developments in your case and will answer any questions you may have along the way.
The cost of hiring a civil litigation attorney will vary depending on your case's specific facts and circumstances. We will work with you to develop a payment structure that works to the benefit of all parties involved, whether this is a set hourly rate, or a contingency fee where a fee is only charged if we recover.  Contact us to get an estimate for your specific case.
There are some general guidelines that can help you decide whether to hire an attorney:
  1. If the amount of money at stake is significant, it is probably worth hiring an attorney to protect your interests.
  2. If the dispute is complex or involves difficult legal issues, it is also a good idea to seek professional help.
  3. If you do not feel confident about representing yourself in court, an attorney can give you peace of mind knowing that someone is on your side and fighting for you.  In most cases, a business owner who is not an attorney is not permitted to represent a corporation or other legal entity in court, so an experienced civil litigation attorney will be essential to protect the rights of your business or organization.
Ultimately, whether to hire an attorney should be based on your specific situation and needs. If you have any doubts, it is always best to consult with a qualified legal professional.
Commercial litigation is the process of resolving legal disputes between businesses. This can involve anything from a contract dispute to a breach of warranty claim.
Civil litigation is the process of resolving legal disputes between two or more parties. This can involve anything from a contract dispute to a personal injury claim. Our attorneys have experience handling all types of civil litigation matters, and we can help you resolve your dispute efficiently and effectively.