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EMSW | Litigation

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Litigation

Administrative Law and Hearings

EMSW has experienced attorneys well versed in administrative law. Three of our attorneys are KRS Chapter 13B qualified hearing officers who regularly conduct administrative hearings for various Kentucky agencies and bring their experience from that side of the hearing room table to the representation of our clients. Our attorneys will represent individuals and organizations from the initial administrative action request through appeal to the Kentucky Supreme Court. We are infinitely familiar with various complex regulatory schemes and can guide you through the process.

Appellate

Our attorneys are prepared to handle your case through all necessary appellate avenues. Our appellate practice is built on solid litigation skills. With the diverse practice areas of the EMSW attorneys, we are able to thoroughly review a case to expose errors and handle it through appeal whether it be an appeal from a state civil litigation matter, an administrative hearing or a federal criminal matter. Because appellate rules of practice are very different from a litigation practice, appeals must be handled by attorneys who regularly practice in appellate courts. EMSW’s seasoned lawyers and accomplished legal brief writers deliver high quality legal representation to clients needing effective appellate representation in state and federal courts, arbitrations and administrative proceedings.

Construction Law

 EMSW has emphasized goals of excellence, cost-effective representation, and appreciation for the legal service needs of the construction industry.  To help achieve those goals, we provide the industry and our clients with practical, timely insights that affect our client’s business operations on a daily basis.  Many clients call upon us at the outset of a project to assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating  contracts and to assist in taking affirmative steps at the front-end of a project, which are designed to minimize the likelihood that claims and disputes will arise later. We also are often called upon during the course of a project to assist as issues arise so that claims can be avoided if possible.  When claims, disputes, litigation, mediation, or arbitration proceedings do arise, we routinely handle those as well. EMSW attorneys work diligently each day to provide effective assistance with identifying, addressing, and efficiently resolving construction related problems.

Education Law

EMSW attorneys have successfully represented teachers, boards of education and the Kentucky Department of Education as well acted as Hearing Officer in various matters presented to boards of education.  We approach our work in this field with the goal of helping our clients effectively and efficiently solve their legal problems, while simultaneously minimizing the stress and hassle inherent in these matters.  Although attorneys are often not consulted until a lawsuit has been filed, education law provides the unique opportunity for our attorneys to assist education clients by not only solving their immediate problems, but also by providing proactive problem prevention.

Federal Criminal Defense

EMSW defends individuals and corporations against a myriad of federal crimes. There is no case too complex. When federal agents show up at your door, you must act quickly by calling EMSW. We have the experience to step in on your behalf with agents and United States’ Attorneys. The best time to fight a federal criminal charge is before it is filed. When you need a strategic defense against serious federal charges, call the attorneys at EMSW. We understand time is of the essence in these matters and are available to meet with you. 

Personal Injury

EMSW offers experienced and qualified representation for Personal Injury cases.  After you or a loved one is injured in an accident, the most important step is to get proper medical treatment. However, if the accident was caused by the negligence of another party, it is also vital to protect your legal rights. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help with your claim.  You can trust your case to EMSW.  Our firm represents accident victims and their families throughout Kentucky.  We will carefully evaluate your case and provide honest, clear, and candid opinions regarding your legal options.

Our firm offers comprehensive representation to clients for a range of personal injury claims which includes cases related to the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

EMSW will thoroughly prepare your claim, working to preserve evidence, gather witness testimony and other measures. We are dedicated to zealously representing you at every stage, working to achieve the best results. Our goal is to help you obtain fair and full compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, future treatments and other recoverable damages to which you may be entitled.

Tort and Insurance Defense

EMSW views the insurance companies we work with not only as clients for an assigned project but also as business partners over both the short and long term. We focus on providing advice in the context of the insurance sector and protecting the insured’s interests regardless of the coverage involved. EMSW offers a full range of insurance services, including general defense, coverage, commercial dispute resolution and claims.

We represent both insurance carriers and self-insureds with an understanding of the business   of insurance as well as the legal issues that underpin the insurance sector.  Our representation includes companies and self-insureds in all types of industries. This combination of legal and industry experience enables us to implement practical and cost effective solutions for our clients.  

EMSW has extensive experience providing a wide range of legal advice and representation designed to protect the current and long term interests of our clients in the insurance industry. The attorneys of EMSW have extensive trial experience in insurance and tort matters throughout the state of Kentucky.  We vigorously defend all types of insurance cases. Lawyers at our firm have handled insurance matters involving:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Property and Casualty Matters
  • Serious personal injury
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Contracts
  • Subrogation Claims
  • Bad Faith Insurance Defense
  • First and Third Party Claims
  • Construction Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Arson Fraud
  • Worker’s Compensation Defense