Transportation Law

With one of the most active transportation law practices in Arizona, Thorpe Shwer routinely represents railroads and trucking companies. We are trial lawyers, and our attorneys frequently take cases to verdict, including before juries, judges, and arbitrators in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. We also have significant experience leveraging cases for a negotiated resolution before trial when it is in our client’s best interest.

We are recognized as a leading firm in virtually every major area of rail litigation, and our experience in high-profile cases has given us a thorough understanding of the complex and evolving issues in rail transportation law. The firm has defended numerous Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) lawsuits as well as premises liability lawsuits involving non-railroad employees. Thorpe Shwer has substantial experience in assisting transportation clients of all sizes, ranging from nationwide trucking companies to growing regional moving companies. We assist our transportation clients in all aspects of their businesses including tort defense, regulatory compliance, employment issues, and commercial litigation.

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 and Railroad Law; the 2015 and 2014 editions of Super Lawyers® for Civil Litigation-Defense, 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.