The law firm of Griffith, Lerman, Lutz & Scheib has successfully litigated matters for individuals, businesses and insurance companies. This area of our practice includes the defense of all types of tort and contract cases including premises, auto and truck accidents, product liability, professional negligence and construction accidents and construction defect claims, as well as commercial, municipal, insurance coverage and bad faith claims. We have over 50 years experience handling Jury and Bench trials, Arbitrations, and Mediations.
This firm’s philosophy with regard to the defense of litigation claims is to determine, at an early stage, whether a case is one to be defended or settled. In all cases, the decision is made in conjunction with the client and/or their insurer. We attempt to determine early on what settlement value applies to the case and if the case can and should be settled at that figure, we or the client’s representative, make an effort to do so. If the case cannot be settled at that figure, or if it is a case where it is determined to be defensible and not to be settled, then the case is marked down as one to be defended, unless there is some very good reason to change the evaluation as the case progresses. This philosophy avoids a great deal of unnecessary legal expense to our clients.