Litigation Practice Group

Our litigation team handles a wide range of disputes in state and federal courts throughout the United States, in arbitration proceedings, and before administrative agencies. Our business litigation experience includes antitrust, construction, environmental, intellectual property, real estate, and securities matters. We also regularly handle the full range of personal and professional disputes, including the defense of physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation, premises liability, transportation negligence, trust and estate litigation, products liability, professional malpractice, school law litigation, and insurance coverage litigation. In addition, we have successfully prosecuted and defended catastrophic personal injury cases.

Illustrative Cases

We have prosecuted antitrust price-fixing cases on behalf of opt-out corporate clients located nationwide, recovering approximately one billion dollars for our clients over the past ten years

Medical Malpractice Defense. Our firm has a long-standing tradition of defending physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation. In 2005, we obtained successive defense verdicts in cases seeking millions of dollars in damages.

Agri-business Litigation. Our firm represented a mineral company in a national recall campaign of animal feed mix and related litigation in three states and Canada. We serve as national general counsel for a specialty lines insurance carrier which writes coverage for manufacturers of animal feed, and we have represented feed manufacturers in litigation on a nationwide basis.

Shareholders' Derivative Litigation. We have successfully defended a shareholders' derivative lawsuit filed by a national class action plaintiff’s law firm.

Products Liability. We have defended national manufacturers in products liability litigation in various courts throughout the United States.

Transportation Negligence. We represented a seriously injured client involved in a head-on collision with a large commercial vehicle, which involved multiple defendants and extensive related insurance coverage litigation.

Professional Malpractice. On behalf of a corporate client, we prosecuted a malpractice lawsuit against a “Big Four” accounting firm for professional negligence involving consulting services related to the client’s control systems.

Construction. We represented the owner of a large soybean processing facility in litigation related to the defective workmanship of a contractor hired to install a new oil distillation system.

Insurance Coverage Litigation. Our firm has regularly filed declaratory judgment actions on behalf of insurance companies, and we have also represented our corporate clients in various insurance disputes against insurance companies.

Premises Liability. We defended a wrongful death action brought against a corporate client arising out of a chemical explosion at a large manufacturing facility.

Commercial. We have represented corporate clients in a wide array of contract, real estate, and business disputes, some involving relatively minor issues and others having millions of dollars at stake.

Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu & Mitchell LLP
525 Jersey Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301
(217) 223-3030

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