Brian R. Mertes
Since 1922, the attorneys of Black McCuskey have effectively represented their clients in trial and appellate proceedings before federal, state and local courts and administrative agencies. Clients benefit from the knowledge and talents of a strong group of litigators, led by seasoned trial attorneys who are skilled not only in the art of advocacy, but also in case preparation, litigation management and negotiation.
Black McCuskey trial attorneys are supported by capable paralegal personnel and the latest technology, including in-house and online legal research. The members of the Black McCuskey Litigation Practice Group meet regularly to share strategies and discuss pending cases and new developments in the law.
Our goal is to achieve the best results for our clients. When considering litigation and possible alternatives, Black McCuskey attorneys are sensitive to the costs involved, as well as the negative effects prolonged litigation can have on an individual or business. While aggressively representing our clients and their interests, we investigate and pursue practical, common sense solutions to litigation problems, including litigation avoidance, risk management and alternative dispute resolution.
Includes a broad range of state and federal court proceedings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions:
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Contract and commercial disputes
- Creditors’ rights
- Employment discrimination
- Labor and employment
- Litigation avoidance and risk management
- Medical malpractice
- Occupational safety and health
- Oil and gas
- Personal injury and property damage
- Product liability
- Shareholder disputes
- Tax trials and appeals
- Trade secrets
- Unfair trade practices
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death
- Wrongful discharge