Attorneys in our retail group handle all types of claims involved in the retail field, both before and after claims are filed. We provide clients with both defense trial skills and assistance in reducing overall risks. Our goal is to partner with our clients to handle their business matters most efﬁciently, through training, response, and ultimate litigation, if needed.
Our attorneys are experienced in all areas of litigation, including trial and utilization of alternative dispute resolution techniques. We have decades of trial experience, but also will advocate the use of mediation and pre-trial conferences to resolve cases where appropriate. In addition, group members serve as independent arbitrators and have served as arbitrators for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program.
Our attorneys are available to assist in the investigation of major retail-related claims. We formulate on-site defense strategies, protect privileged communications, and counsel employees.
Areas of Practice
Our attorneys are speciﬁcally trained to defend the types of claims faced by retailers including:
- Premises liability (such as falling merchandise and slip and fall claims)
- Product liability, including indemnification and reviewing/drafting vendor contracts
- Malicious prosecution/false arrest
- Third-party criminal acts
- Pharmacy liability
- Providing emergency response services during catastrophic incidents
We provide our clients with:
- Detailed initial evaluations and defense plans, within 60 to 90 days
- Settlement options such as our Pre-Trial Conference Program and/or plans for Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Claim prevention (including store employee and adjuster training)
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In the Media
- USLAW Network, Webcast, September 30, 2020 - October 9, 2020
- Attorney Bonnie Singer Joins SmithAmundsen's Chicago OfficeAttorney Bonnie Singer Joins SmithAmundsen's Chicago Office
We are excited to welcome Bonnie Singer to our Retail and Product Liability Service Groups.
- SmithAmundsen Attorneys Included in the 2021 Missouri Super Lawyers and Rising Stars ListSmithAmundsen Attorneys Included in the 2021 Missouri Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Heather Bub on the 2021 Missouri Super Lawyers® list and Justin Welply on the 2021 Missouri Rising StarsSM List!
- SmithAmundsen Attorneys Included in the 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars ListSmithAmundsen Attorneys Included in the 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
SmithAmundsen is pleased to announce the inclusion of Pat Lubenow on the 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® list and Joe Trevino and Luke Behnke on the 2021 Wisconsin Rising Stars list.
- SmithAmundsen Welcomes Michelle A. Rakestraw to Retail GroupSmithAmundsen Welcomes Michelle A. Rakestraw to Retail Group
Please help us welcome Michelle to the team!