Since its inception in 1930, Ausley McMullen has remained a preeminent civil litigation firm in the state of Florida. The firm has extensive experience before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative and regulatory boards, government agencies and arbitration panels.
The Litigation team knows that litigation must be conducted in the context of the client’s overall goals and objectives. To this end, the attorneys recognize the importance of closely working with its clients to develop litigation strategies. The firm is also committed to helping clients develop strategies for limiting exposure to liability and enhancing regulatory compliance to avoid future litigation.
Ausley McMullen’s litigation skills are enhanced by its broad substantive law experience. The spectrum of cases handled by the firm includes matters involving: contract disputes, administrative law, tax, anti-trust and trade regulation, banking, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, business torts, commercial real estate and leasing, construction, eminent domain, employment and labor, environmental and toxic torts, First Amendment/libel, franchise license and distribution, injunctions, insurance coverage disputes, intellectual property, environmental and land use, health care, lender liability, mortgage foreclosures, personal injury/wrongful death, probate and trust, products liability, securities, and telecommunications.
Attorneys on the Litigation team have litigated a wide array of complex, multi-party, multi-jurisdiction cases all of which require sophistication, resources and a high level of organizational skill and trial experience. Ausley McMullen has prosecuted and defended class action lawsuits on a variety of matters.
Members of the Litigation team are experienced in litigating state and federal constitutional issues. They have appeared on behalf of a variety of public and private clients regarding various constitutional matters and have also filed numerous amicus briefs on issues of importance to industry groups and other clients.
Attorneys at Ausley McMullen frequently represent corporations and other business entities, as well as members of their boards. They represent local, regional, national, and international businesses involved in a wide variety of industries and enterprises, including agriculture, real estate development and management, insurance, franchising, health care and medical services, education, food and beverage distribution, technology, retail, banking, communications, assisted living, utilities, professional athletics, and many more.
Probate and Trust Litigation
The firm also represents estate and trust fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate and trust litigation disputes. The team has experience in a wide range of estate related disputes, including elective share and spousal claims, will contests for undue influence or lack of capacity, breach of fiduciary duty claims, valuation disputes, and litigation related to pay-on-death beneficiary designations. Lawyers on the team are dedicated to working efficiently and effectively to resolve intra-family disputes in a cost and time sensitive manner.
Attorneys at Ausley McMullen are frequently asked to serve as local counsel to facilitate court procedures and to provide valuable insight on the protocols of federal and state courts located in Florida.
Members of the sophisticated Litigation team includes several attorneys who are Board Certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar, a former Florida Attorney General, a former Governor’s general counsel, and former law clerks to federal district and appellate court judges. Additionally, the firm’s IT team provides valuable technical assistance with large-scale production of documents and electronic records.