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Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Backing clients every step
of the way.

Husch Blackwell is committed to resolving disputes for clients as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Whether litigation arises over a routine business deal or under extraordinary circumstances, we strive to obtain resolutions that keep clients moving forward with minimal disruption. 
    
Our 300-plus trial and appellate attorneys are known for skillfully exploring creative options to achieve favorable results inside and outside the courtroom. Alternative dispute resolution is a particular strength, but when trial is the best or only option, our attorneys are fierce advocates. We also embrace innovative technologies such as machine learning and customized client litigation portals that increase efficiency, reduce legal spend and result in superior outcomes. 

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Farmobile LLC

Farmobile secured a complete defense victory in enterprise-threatening trade secret litigation.

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Express Scripts, Inc.

ESI prevailed against antitrust allegations, and then turned its counterclaims into a $20 million judgment.

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Conagra Brands

Our team clarified important points of law regarding CBAs in this class action suit. 

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CityDeck Landing LLC

Our team filed a rare petition for a supervisory writ with the Wisconsin Supreme Court—and won the case.

Client Success
REIT Prevails in Court
Client Success
Inroads for Carmax
Blog | June 17, 2020
Pitfalls of Remote Depositions
Insight | December 2019, Vol. 38, No. 12
Maricopa Lawyer: Four Steps to Winning an Arizona Bid Protest
Blog | February 20, 2019
Toxic Tort Monitor – February 20, 2019
Blog | February 20, 2019
When is a Business NOT a Business?
Blog | January 02, 2019
When Are Fees Unreasonable?
Blog | November 12, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – November 12, 2018
Articles | November 2018
Wisconsin Lawyer: The State of Stare Decisis in Wisconsin

During the 2017-18 term, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled its own precedent on three separate occasions, more than in any other recent term. Joseph Diedrich explores Wisconsin's approach to stare decisis in principle and in practice.

Articles | August 23, 2018
Corporate Counsel: 5 Things Every GC Should Know About Their IT Environment

Megan Scheiderer outlines the basic information general counsel need to have about their company's key IT systems.

Blog | August 08, 2018
Negligence and the Association
Blog | May 16, 2018
Banks & a Deed in Lieu
Articles | June 2018
Compliance & Ethics Professional: A Washington view of global anti-corruption

Mark Grider discusses the importance of having the knowledge and tools in place to create a culture of compliance.

Blog | March 19, 2018
2018 Condo & HOA Issues
Seminars | November 6 - 8, 2018
Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) - November 6 - November 8, 2018

This seminar could be your best money saving strategy all year!

Webinar | 8/16/2018
Five Things Every GC Should Know About
Third-Party Subpoenas
August 16, 2018

In this session, members of Husch Blackwell’s eDiscovery Solutions team will address the five best practices in handling third-party subpoenas. If you find yourself asking, “Must we go to all this trouble for a lawsuit in which we are not even a party?” this webinar is for you.

News Releases | August 19, 2020
Husch Blackwell Scores Eighth Circuit Win for Farmobile in Trade Secret Dispute

The earlier court ruling granted summary judgment to Farmobile.

Media Mentions | July 02, 2020
Business Insurance: Up Close - Jason R. Fathallah
News Releases | May 28, 2020
Husch Blackwell Named CLOC's Inaugural Legal Innovation in Operations Project Award Winner

Husch Blackwell is believed to be the only law firm to date to be recognized by both the CLOC LIO Project and ACC Value Champion award series for its ability to implement legal solutions that cut spending, improve predictability and achieve better outcomes.

News Releases | May 27, 2020
Jason Fathallah Joins Husch Blackwell's Litigation, Insurance Groups

Fathallah is a first-chair trial lawyer with a national practice; he has also litigated some of the most significant insurance coverage and business disputes in recent Wisconsin state history.

News Releases | March 31, 2020
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Chooses Two Husch Blackwell Litigators for 2020 Women's Justice Awards

Jones and Robinson are members of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction industry group and Construction Litigation practice team.

News Releases | January 10, 2020
Husch Blackwell Secures Federal Circuit Victory for Nidec Motor

The case involved complex applications of Illinois contract law to intellectual property licensing agreements.

News Releases | December 20, 2019
Samantha Lunn Selected for Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program

The TBA Leadership Law program equips Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities.

Media Mentions | November-December 2019
The Nebraska Bar: NSBA Member Spotlights
News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 16 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | November 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell Celebrates eDiscovery Day
News Releases | October 07, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

News Releases | October 01, 2019
Benchmark Litigation's 2020 Edition Recognizes 33 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

The firm also received Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Wisconsin and its “Recommended” ranking in Nebraska.

News Releases | September 30, 2019
Husch Blackwell Adds Six Litigators to Phoenix Office

Following the August move of Dan Goldfine, Josh Grabel, Jamie Halavais and Ian Fischer to the office, the September addition of Garcia and Hembd further enhances Husch Blackwell’s Phoenix attorney roster.

News Releases | September 30, 2019
Jerry L. Rios Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Rios focuses his practice on product liability defense and has particular experience with clients in the transportation industry.

News Releases | September 10, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Scott and Eckelkamp Named 2019 Up & Coming Lawyers

The annual Up & Coming awards “celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or who are within their first 10 years of practice.

News Releases | September 03, 2019
Nine Husch Blackwell Lawyers Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers

Covering more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers is a directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | August 22, 2019
Gary Barnes to Receive Roser Award

Recipients are selected by a special selection subcommittee consisting of past recipients and attorneys representing different geographical areas throughout the state in a variety of practice sizes.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 14, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 8/14/19
News Releases | August 06, 2019
Greater Omaha Chamber Names Kamron Hasan to Leadership Omaha

Based in Omaha, Hasan has played a key role in several of Husch Blackwell’s most recent litigation victories.

News Releases | August 05, 2019
Nationally Recognized Class Action and Complex Commercial Litigation Team in Phoenix Joins Husch Blackwell

“The addition of this marquee team is significant for our firm, not just in addressing our strategic initiative of meaningful expansion in Phoenix, but also in expanding the firm’s existing practice and expertise,” said Eric Lenzen, leader of Husch Blackwell’s Financial Services & Capital Markets Business Unit.

Media Mentions | August 01, 2019
Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Ranks in Q2
News Releases | August 01, 2019
Bernardo Zito Porto Joins Husch Blackwell's Kansas City Office

Zito Porto focuses his worldwide practice on all stages of complex commercial litigation and proactive risk assessment on insurance coverage matters.

News Releases | July 25, 2019
Court Rules in Favor of Streck Founder, Dr. Wayne L. Ryan

“This case was about much more than simply affixing a value to shares or the efficacy of valuation methodologies,” said Marnie Jensen, the Omaha-based litigator who led Husch Blackwell’s representation of Dr. Ryan.

News Releases | July 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails for Enbridge Energy in Land-Use Permitting Dispute

The Court agreed that the relevant insurance statutes prohibited Dane County from imposing the insurance conditions in Enbridge’s permit.

News Releases | July 10, 2019
2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers Names Six From Husch Blackwell

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | July 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Ault and Mullineaux Receive 2019 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Awards

The Missouri Bar presents its Pro Bono Publico Awards annually to attorneys who have rendered outstanding pro bono service to indigent or low-income persons in need of legal assistance.

Media Mentions | June 25, 2019
Steve Scaffidi Show: The Gig Economy (AUDIO)
News Releases | May 20, 2019
Jeff Nobles Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Nobles handles a variety of litigation matters for clients, including business disputes, media defense, probate matters, political controversies and bankruptcy issues.

News Releases | May 07, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Seventh Circuit for Ho-Chunk Nation

The Seventh Circuit affirmed the lower court ruling on the untimeliness of the lawsuit, but also noted limits to the scope of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which is of great importance to tribes.

News Releases | April 29, 2019
Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 33 Attorneys Recognized

Attorneys in 10 offices across the firm's footprint are recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA

News Releases | April 25, 2019
Jason Husgen Named Fellow of American Bar Foundation

Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

News Releases | April 23, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Diedrich Receives Author Award from State Bar of Wisconsin

Diedrich’s article “Transgender Rights in Wisconsin” was originally published in the March 2018 issue of the Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Media Mentions | April 2019
Ingram's 40 Under Forty: The 21st Class
News Releases | April 01, 2019
Husch Blackwell Names Marnie Jensen Office Managing Partner of Omaha Office

Marnie Jensen succeeds Todd Richardson as managing partner of Husch Blackwell's Omaha office.

News Releases | March 20, 2019
2019 Colorado Super Lawyers Names Four From Husch Blackwell

Colorado Super Lawyers recognizes four Husch Blackwell attorneys from Denver.

News Releases | March 19, 2019
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Recognizes Two Husch Blackwell Attorneys with 2019 Women's Justice Awards

Sonni Nolan and Larissa Whittingham are Husch Blackwell's Women's Justice Awards honorees for 2019.

News Releases | March 12, 2019
Four Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Rising Stars

Texas Rising Stars 2019 lists four Husch Blackwell attorneys.

News Releases | March 01, 2019
Lisa Lawless Honored as a 2019 Leader in the Law by Wisconsin Law Journal

Lisa Lawless is one of Wisconsin Law Journal's 2019 "Leaders In the Law."

News Releases | February 22, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Case Defending Rights of Parties in Private Arbitration

Relying on decades of precedent, the Court reaffirmed that a trial court possesses only limited, statutory powers with respect to private arbitration.

News Releases | February 18, 2019
David Stauss Joins Husch Blackwell in Denver

Stauss, who will co-lead Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response team, brings "demonstrated excellence in handling these matters for clients," says Joseph Orlet, head of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

News Releases | February 15, 2019
Michael Hultquist Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Michael D. Hultquist has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | February 14, 2019
Chalon Clark Named to 2019 Who's Who in Black Dallas

Husch Blackwell's Chalon Clark was named to the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Black Dallas.

Media Mentions | January 31, 2019
Isthmus: The next frontier
News Releases | January 24, 2019
Chalon Clark Named to D Magazine's BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Under 40 for 2019

Husch Blackwell's Chalon Clark has been named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 for the second year in a row.

News Releases | January 15, 2019
Michael Bridges Honored for Pro Bono Service by Legal Services Corporation

Michael Bridges was recognized for his family law and contracts work with clients of Legal Services of Southern Missouri.

News Releases | December 11, 2018
Michael Fielding Receives Top Legal Innovation Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Michael Fielding is a recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly inaugural Top Legal Innovation Awards.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
Media Mentions | December 05, 2018
Wisconsin Law Journal 2018 Unsung Heroes - Joslyn Benrud (VIDEO)

The Wisconsin Law Journal honored 28 Unsung Heroes, including Husch Blackwell paralegal Joslyn Benrud, at an event on December 5, 2018 at the Grain Exchange in downtown Milwaukee. 

News Releases | November 14, 2018
Thomson Reuters' Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2018 Names 58 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has 58 attorneys in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

News Releases | November 13, 2018
32 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has 32 attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Media Mentions | November 12, 2018
Texas Lawyer Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 18 (log-in required)

Texas Lawyer reports that litigator Stephanie Kaiser has joined the Austin office of Husch Blackwell.

News Releases | November 08, 2018
Nine Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Thomson Reuters' Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has nine attorneys in the 2018 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Media Mentions | November 05, 2018
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: Missouri Lawyers Media to present 16 awards for legal innovation

For the first time, Missouri Lawyers Media present its Top Legal Innovation Awards honoring work to drive new practice areas, services and business strategies. Husch Blackwell's Michael Fielding is an honoree.

News Releases | October 31, 2018
Stephanie Kaiser Joins Husch Blackwell's Austin Office

Noted litigator Stephanie Kaiser has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Austin office.

Media Mentions | October 26, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: See Kansas City's Best of the Bar for 2018

Four Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2018 "Best of the Bar."

Media Mentions | October 23, 2018
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Honorees: Tanya M. Maerz

Tanya Maerz is profiled in Missouri Lawyers Weekly's Up & Coming 2018 special section.

News Releases | October 18, 2018
Husch Blackwell Prevails for Tyson in Bankruptcy Litigation

The Tenth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a lower-court judgment on behalf of Husch Blackwell client Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc.

News Releases | October 11, 2018
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 28 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell is recognized as a top litigation firm in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, with 28 attorneys across six offices listed.

News Releases | September 28, 2018
Diedrich Elected to Board of Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Joseph Diedrich was elected to the Board of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Appellate Practice Section.

Media Mentions | September 12, 2018
Wisconsin Law Journal Names Eisenmann and Vercauteren to 2018 ‘Up and Coming' List

Erik Eisenmann and Jeff Vercauteren represent Husch Blackwell on a list recognizing the rising stars of Wisconsin’s legal community.

Media Mentions | September 07, 2018
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City: Learn more about Courtney Lauer

Associate Courtney Lauer discusses the most rewarding aspects of her job, how she maintains a work-life balance and her personal mantra in an AWL profile.

Media Mentions | August 31, 2018
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: Missouri Lawyers Media to honor 45 with Up & Coming Awards

Tanya Maerz, Christina Pyle and Michael Raupp are named 2018 Up & Coming Lawyers by Missouri Lawyers Media.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 14, 2018
Office of Missouri Governor: Governor Parson Announces Ten Appointments to Various Boards, Commissions, and County Office Vacancies

Missouri Governor Mike Parson appointed Alyssa Mayer to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners.

News Releases | May 03, 2018
Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 37 Attorneys Recognized

Husch Blackwell is well represented in the 2018 Chambers USA directory.

News Releases | April 21, 2018
Bloch Honored by International Municipal Lawyers Association

Heidi Bloch is recognized for her work in support of the City of Houston in a lawsuit challenging its decision to provide benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees.

News Releases | April 13, 2018
Husch Blackwell's Pro Bono Efforts Recognized by U.S. District Court, Federal Bar Association

Patrick Coffey and Margaret Heitkamp are recognized for their work representing a plaintiff inmate who was assaulted by another inmate in an Illinois jail.

News Releases | April 02, 2018
Husch Blackwell Announces Major Expansion in Texas; Adds 14 Lawyers to Offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston

Husch Blackwell makes a major investment in its Texas offices with enhanced capabilities in banking, insurance, public law and real estate.

News Releases | March 30, 2018
Ann Maher Named to BTI Client Service All-Stars 2018 List

Ann Maher is one of 326 attorneys noted for providing superior client service by corporate counsel of leading business organizations.

News Releases | March 26, 2018
Colorado Super Lawyers 2018 Names Seven Husch Blackwell Attorneys in Denver

Husch Blackwell's Denver office counts seven attorneys on the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Media Mentions | February 26, 2018
Law360: Family Of Veteran Who Committed Suicide Wins Med Mal Trial (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell successfully represented the family of a deceased U.S. serviceman in their lawsuit against the VA.

News Releases | January 25, 2018
Six Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Coffey, Hayes, Manzo, White, Dlugosz, and Wezowski land on Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Media Mentions | January 22, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Jury rules for former Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. in Facebook post case

Charles Bohl says plaintiff and defendant engaged in simple “internet spat” with no civil rights implications.

Testimonial Carey Bartell, Vice President, Chief Counsel – Legal & Government Affairs, Conagra Brands Inc.

“The team’s expertise in the substantive legal issues, combined with the investment they made to develop a deep knowledge of our business, has made them a uniquely effective litigation partner.”

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A victory for CityDeck Landing LLC in a dispute over construction of an apartment building.

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