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Practice Areas

Product Liability

The firm has represented products manufacturers in a diverse number of cases involving automobiles, tires, trucks, medical devices and machines, saws, sporting equipment, drug pharmaceuticals, chemicals, industrial refuse compactors, lawnmowers and mechanical devices of all kinds.

Premises Liability

The lawyers at Ford & Britton have represented numerous landlords and business owners in slip and fall cases, and in defense actions based on the criminal acts of third persons.

Construction

Ford & Britton has been primary trial counsel for general contractors, prime contractors, subcontractors, architects and owners of business property in claims involving negligence, contract and statutory liability and construction. 

Transportation

The firm has been retained in liability actions involving automobiles, over the road trucks, railroad, and commercial watercrafts with resulting claims of personal injury, property damage and economic loss.

 

Professional Liability

A substantial portion of the firm’s work is devoted to the defense of healthcare malpractice actions, including the defense of doctors, chiropractors, clinics, hospitals, professional corporations, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The firm has also represented attorneys, accountants and ministers in professional liability matters.

Employer Liability

The firm’s experience extends into the areas of wrongful discharge, racial, sexual, age and other discrimination, and has represented employers in federal and state courts as well as in administrative hearings in defense of such actions.

Insurance

Issues regarding coverage afforded by insurance policies, claims of bad faith and vexatious delay in the settling of claims and numerous other issues involved in insurance coverage litigation, including the issuance of detailed opinion letters have frequently arisen in our practice.

Defamation

Our lawyers have represented defendants in actions brought under theories of libel and slander, and have expertise in constitutional and statutory issues which arise in defamation actions.

 

Religious Institutions

The lawyers at Ford & Britton perform substantial litigation work for insurers with an emphasis on coverage for religious institutions. The firm’s lawyers represent these religious entities in premises liability, general negligence and sexual misconduct cases.

Meeting and Convention Liability

Our lawyers have assisted in the defense of cases involving meeting exhibition contractors, hotels, meeting planners and other travel related businesses in liability and contract matters.

Excess Liability

Firm lawyers have represented insurance companies in excess and reinsurance issues including the monitoring of ongoing litigation to determine the liability of excess carriers for substantial judgments in product liability, construction and premises liability litigation.