Areas of Practice

Our firm has successfully represented clients in a number of areas.  Through relationships with specialists in a number of fields, Speights & Solomons can assist you in nearly any legal problem which you encounter.  Our primary areas of practice include:

  • Complex commercial litigation — Our commercial clients range from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop operations. We help farmers, businesses and nonprofit organizations recover financial losses arising from complex commercial disputes.
  • Class actions — We represent plaintiffs in class action litigation involving such claims as environmental pollution, toxic torts, cooperative issues, agribusiness matters, personal injuries, property damages and wage disputes. Our attorneys have substantial experience in certifying classes and handling the challenging logistics of class action lawsuits.
  • Asbestos property damage — Dan Speights filed and won the first asbestos property damage suit in the country. Our first cases set precedent for future asbestos claims by property owners. Since then, we have remained leaders in asbestos litigation.
  • Products liability — Our attorneys have experience both prosecuting and defending major companies in product defect claims. We represent plaintiffs in cases involving construction defects, roofing defects, asbestos materials, pharmaceutical defects, and other products liability claims.
  • Contract-based claims — When breach of contract results in significant financial losses, our lawyers help clients demand specific performance or recover monetary damages.   We employ the requisite precision to properly analyze contract language.
  • Employment — Our firm assists workers, typically as a class, with employment-related disputes. Our lawyers have helped police officers recover their rightful overtime pay and retirees keep their pensions. We also take on challenging Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims.
  • Cooperative rights — Our law is familiar with the special relationships in cooperatives and fights to protect the rights of individuals and business entities that are part of the cooperative.
  • Agribusiness and farming — Our lawyers understand the complex issues that affect the agricultural industry.  Our lawyers have served as advisers and as advocates in litigation for farmers in matters concerning their operations,
  • Catastrophic personal injury — Our law firm is equipped to represent victims in catastrophic personal injury cases involving severe lifetime disabilities and wrongful death. Most of our personal injury cases are filed as class actions or MDLs — for example, a defective product or a toxic tort that resulted in extensive injuries or illnesses to numerous victims.
  • Real property and property development disputes — We litigate real property disputes involving title, boundaries, pollution, asbestos and serious damage.   We have represented landowners, developers, homeowners’ associations, and builders in the often tricky arena of land development.
  • Whistleblower and Qui Tam -- Our attorneys look to assist whistleblowers and others in protecting the public from improper practices and government fraud, waste and abuse.

Consult With Our Litigation Team

To schedule an appointment with our litigation attorneys, call Speights & Solomons at (803) 943-4444.