Employment law is a broad area of law that covers virtually every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. It is complex and constantly evolving, and is made up of federal, state and local laws, including anti-discrimination laws, minimum wage laws, workplace safety laws and laws providing for family medical leave. We represent both people and businesses in cases involving issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage shorting, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, severance agreements and many other issues. Read more about our employment law practice here.
Not every attorney is qualified to handle an appeal. Appellate practice requires detailed knowledge of the special procedural rules applicable on appeal and an ability to recognize and present the critical issues to an appellate court - both in the written brief and at oral argument - in a succinct, eloquent, and persuasive manner. Appellate law is one of our firm’s main practice areas. We have handled appeals in multiple Ohio appellate districts and in other states, including Florida and Massachusetts. Read more about our appellate practice here.
Even a business with carefully drafted contracts and well-defined business relationships is sure to face some sort of major legal dispute at some point - a dispute with another business, an employment law matter, or an internal issue, such as a partnership dispute or a minority shareholder issue. No matter what type of dispute your business is facing, it is wise to involve an experienced and creative business litigation attorney from the beginning. We represent a variety of different types of businesses in a wide array of civil litigation matters. Read more about the types of business litigation cases we handle here.
Consumer law is the law of everyday contracts and transactions involving individual consumers, i.e., goods and services purchased by people for themselves and their families (as opposed to business-to-business transactions). The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, in conjunction with other Ohio and federal laws, provides protection to consumers against predators and unscrupulous businesses. We represent people in a wide range of consumer protection cases, and we also defend companies that are being sued under consumer protection laws. Read more here.
Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person. We handle serious personal injury cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, catastrophic injuries, injuries suffered by minor children, underinsured/uninsured motorist issues and insurance bad faith. We have extensive experience handling serious and challenging cases, along with a track record of success. Read about some of our case results here, and read more about our personal injury practice here.
general civil litigation
We like to say that our true area of focus is civil litigation. In addition to our core practice areas, we have experience handling a diverse array of civil cases and we are not afraid to go to trial. In addition to a number of bench trials, Alex Durst has handled three civil jury trials, in three different Southwest Ohio counties, winning each one. We are one of the few Ohio firms to have successfully tried a breach of privacy/HIPAA case to a jury. If you have a civil matter that you believe needs a creative, experienced trial attorney, call us today at (513) 621-4999.