Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Arbitration
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bankruptcy
  • Malpractice and Professional Liability
  • Class Action and Mass Torts
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Collections and Foreclosures
  • Product Liability
  • Contract Disputes
  • Redhibition
  • Creditors Rights
  • Trial Practice
  • Insurance Litigation


Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine Lawyers who Practice in area above: Lee H. Ayres, Curtis R. SheltonJ. Todd Benson, Stacey A. Smith, Dannye W. Malone, Robert W. Raley, and Jennifer N. Soto.

We handle virtually all kinds of litigation in the federal, bankruptcy, state and city trial and appellate courts. The focus of the firm in handling litigation matters is to bring the case to trial.

Our trial attorneys have extensive experience handling significant personal injury and products liability cases, malpractice and professional liability, business owners’ disputes, commercial litigation, construction litigation, creditor’s rights, insurance coverage and insurance defense matters. Cases that we try include bankruptcy, civil rights, class actions, mass torts, collections, and family law matters. Our attorneys also handle complex matters involving drugs and medical devices, environmental and toxic torts.

Our litigation attorneys are well versed in dispute resolution, both in court and through alternative dispute resolution. Our attorneys have successfully handled traditional trials and court settlements and appeals, along with arbitration proceedings (out-of-court litigation before an arbitrator instead of a judge) and mediation (out-of-court resolution of a dispute with the assistance of a neutral party, called a mediator).