Emergency Litigation

emergency-litigation

While some legal disputes arise after a lengthy disagreement or are the product of a systematic strategy, other problems strike as quickly as lightning with similar consequences. When an individual or organization is caught by surprise or simply unlucky, it takes attorneys with unique skills and training to address the instant crisis while preparing for what may be a more draw-out litigation battle at the same time. A person or organization faced with a crisis needs courtroom-ready attorneys to obtain emergency relief on a moment’s notice, including seeking or defeating temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. A crisis may also require camera-ready attorneys to address or defuse a matter receiving public attention.

The attorneys at Drumheller, Hollingsworth & Monthy, LLP are skilled and trained to handle urgent litigation. We offer crisis litigation services for emergencies arising out of government investigations, recalls, security breaches, compliance failures, or governance failures, among other issues. Our crisis litigation attorneys draw on their knowledge and experience in conducting internal investigations, responding to government regulators and congressional investigations, preparing witnesses to testify in Congress, managing litigation, and working with the media to deliver comprehensive strategies for crisis mitigation. We work to lessen the impact of crises to limit civil liabilities, harm to reputations, criminal liabilities, and lost business.

How Drumheller, Hollingsworth & Monthy, LLP Can Help

When Drumheller, Hollingsworth & Monthy, LLP takes on a crisis litigation case, the first step is stabilizing the situation. This includes collecting relevant facts and data and then formulating a plan to restore the normal operation of the individuals, business, or organization involved. We have argued for and against injunctions and other protective orders on a moment’s notice. Our team also crafts internal and external communications and leverages our relationships with the media to make sure any reports of the crisis are accurate and that we control the message being reported.

While stabilizing the situation, our crisis litigation attorneys never lose sight of the legal issues surrounding the crisis. We utilize restraining orders and injunctions to not only keep the present situation under control, but also to serve more complex and lengthy legal proceedings to our clients’ benefit. We have obtained complete dismissals and findings of no liability for clients in high-profile cases in front of judges and juries across Texas. We also know how to successfully navigate alternative dispute resolution processes like arbitration and mediation while keeping a crisis in check.

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