Although one by-product of effective business counsel  is the reduction of litigation and claims activity, in today’s business environment litigation is a fact of life for almost every business.  The LAW OFFICES OF LLOYD C. CHATFIELD II have more than 20 years of sophisticated litigation experience and are fully equipped for large and small litigation in the following areas:


  • Contract and commercial disputes
  • Personal injury cases
  • Employment litigation
  • Product liability
  • Real estate and construction disputes
  • Insurance coverage
  • Financial services litigation
  • Premises liability
  • Civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and anti-trust


Having defended and sued large and small companies with respect to these types of lawsuits, the LAW OFFICES OF LLOYD C. CHATFIELD II are experienced at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of both sides of a case, and understanding the perspective of the client’s adversary.  Positioning a case to maximize the impact of the client’s strengths, and exploit the weaknesses of your adversary, are the keys to consistently favorable litigation outcomes. 


Recognizing that often the client’s greatest obstacle in the litigation setting is uncontrolled litigation expenses, the LAW OFFICES OF LLOYD C. CHATFIELD II explore budget issues up front, and manage each case with an eye toward providing the client with the optimal outcome, balancing the legal objectives and desired results against the budgetary realities.  Further, to ensure that the client is not unduly burdened by legal cost considerations, the LAW OFFICES OF LLOYD C. CHATFIELD II will always discuss creative fee arrangements, alternate dispute resolution options and early resolution opportunities. It is a reality that most cases settle, and as your business and trial counsel the LAW OFFICES OF LLOYD C. CHATFIELD II will strive to help you manage your disputes as a business matter, exploring every opportunity to reach an agreed settlement.  But at the same time, the LAW OFFICES OF LLOYD C. CHATFIELD II are committed to excellent trial practice and will always be prepared to litigate a matter aggressively through trial and appeal when the client’s best interests so dictate.