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With a forte in trial work, Hollingsworth LLP is among the nation’s leading litigation firms. Through one primary focus—complex trial and appellate work—we represent clients of all sizes, in all industries, and in all stages of the litigation life cycle. It is not uncommon to find us at the forefront of high-profile matters for some of the largest corporations in the country and alongside some of the sharpest experts and consultants in the world.
While our practice spans the full spectrum of litigation, the majority of our work is for corporate clients in the areas of toxic torts and products liability, business interruption and commercial disputes, construction and engineering, environmental, federal claims, government contracts, insurance coverage, investigations, natural resource damages, and pharmaceutical and medical device products. Representing multinational blue-chip companies, large and small domestic businesses, an array of directors and officers, and other individuals, we are fiercely loyal to our clients and approach litigation with a business point of view, but always with the expectation the case may go to trial. Every case is critical to us and our proven approach affords clients the best chance to win. In building our defense, we start at ground zero, taking nothing for granted, and custom-build strategies that sometimes require us to take confident risks that others won’t.
Noted in Chambers USA as “an extraordinarily strong firm in the area of complex litigation, both at the trial and appellate level,” we are called upon to solve our clients’ toughest litigation problems nationwide, and as a result, regularly have the lead in landmark cases and on cutting-edge litigation theories and defenses. As a litigation firm, not a litigation practice within a larger general practice firm, we have the tenacity and skill to win at trial and on appeal, which increases the likelihood of successful resolution at earlier stages of a case. And because of our size and the nature of our work, we offer efficiencies unmatched at larger general practice firms and the depth and experience often unmatched at boutiques.
Outside the office, we also share our knowledge through teaching, speaking, and writing on issues related to our areas of expertise. For the past thirty years, Hollingsworth LLP has hosted the country’s longest-running CLE-accredited annual seminar on complex litigation defense, which showcases leading defense practitioners who share cutting-edge legal theories and strategies developed while defending high-stakes cases. In addition, we have taught law school courses, authored leading treatises, spoken at national conferences for judges and lawyers, and served on the editorial staff of media outlets. We hold active memberships in key legal organizations, including, among others, American Law Institute, Atlantic Legal Foundation, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Lawyers for Civil Justice, Products Liability Advisory Council, The Sedona Conference, and Washington Legal Foundation.