Tort Defense

Thorpe Shwer’s attorneys are prepared to represent defendants from initial accident investigation through discovery, settlement, and trial. We understand the difficulties with defending a business against a tort claim through protracted litigation. To help alleviate this burden, our pre-trial work is focused, beginning with analysis of a potential motion to dismiss, proceeding through tailored discovery demands, and expertly handled depositions, often culminating in factually and legally well-supported summary judgment motions.

When trial is necessary, however, we are well-equipped. Indeed, we are trial lawyers. Our attorneys frequently take cases to verdict, including before juries, judges, and arbitrators in both state and federal trial courts throughout the country.

We also have significant experience leveraging cases for a negotiated resolution before trial when it is in our client’s best interest. Our commitment to technology also helps our lawyers to provide the most efficient and cost-effective delivery of legal services.

We have experience in a wide variety of tort litigation, including the following:

  • Asbestos exposure
  • Business torts
  • Chemical exposure
  • Defamation and privacy claims
  • Engineering and design failure
  • Fire and explosions
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Highway trucking accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Negligence
  • Products liability
  • Product manufacturing accidents
  • Safety standard violations
  • Toxic torts

Our attorneys are frequently recognized as industry leaders by their peers, clients, and various legal and business publications, including the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation; the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers® for Civil Litigation-Defense, Business Litigation, General Litigation, and Personal Injury General-Defense; and the 2014 edition of Martindale-Hubbell®’s Arizona’s Top Rated Lawyers for Litigation and Personal Injury.