Civil Litigation – Helping you enforce your rights.
Barney McKenna & Olmstead has one of the most respected full-service litigation practices in Southern Utah and Southern Nevada. We are constantly striving to find new and innovative ways to help our clients resolve their litigation needs efficiently and cost-effectively. Several of our strongest areas of civil litigation are detailed below.
- Business litigation: We take swift action when your business is facing a costly dispute. Our attorneys handle a broad range of business and commercial matters, including contract disputes, employment litigation, insurance disputes, real estate litigation, and corporate and partnership disputes. Because each case is unique, and each client has different needs, we carefully customize our approach to best serve the nature of our clients' business.
- Construction litigation: Our attorneys are experienced in providing a complete range of legal services to construction companies, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others involved in the construction process. We litigate matters involving breach of contract, design defects, defective workmanship and equipment, delay, interference, loss of efficiency and differing site condition. Throughout the process, we remain mindful of the opportunities for quicker and more cost effective solutions such as mediation and arbitration.
- Probate and trust administration disputes: We also help clients navigate through contentious matters involving disputes over probate and estate administration, wills and other estate planning issues that require litigation. Depending on your case, we may be able to offer contingency arrangements with varying rates — meaning you won't pay us attorney's fees if we lose, and when you do it comes out of the estate itself, so you don't have to pay out of pocket.
- Appellate law: Litigants at the appellate level require articulate, skilled and experienced advocates whenever they become involved in an appeal. As an extension of our litigation practice, our appellate attorneys possess the outstanding analytical, written and oral advocacy skills necessary to effectively represent clients before state and federal appellate courts. We not only serve the clients we represent at trial, but also those clients who retain us specifically for our appellate expertise.
In addition to these areas, we often litigate other cases involving real estate disputes, employment and labor law, guardianships and conservatorships, adoption, divorce, bankruptcy, probate and trust disputes and select personal injury or wrongful death claims.