Protecting And Pursuing Your Rights Against Powerful Interests

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Business, Personal Injury And Civil Litigation

Ohio Business Litigation, Contract And Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer

When your business or your personal rights are at stake, it is important to have an experienced, proactive attorney on your side. I represent and litigate for individuals, small businesses and large companies in Ohio. I am known for my aggressive and proactive style as well as my knowledge, experience and training in litigation. I have represented individuals and businesses in a wide array of disputes.

I believe that, in most instances, a lawsuit should be commenced only after the parties have attempted to resolve their differences among themselves. A negotiated settlement is often superior to a resolution imposed upon the parties by a judge or jury. However, a negotiated settlement is not always possible. Call a vigorous and experienced Cleveland litigation attorney at The Bernard Law Firm today to discuss your legal needs.

I Can Protect Your Business In Litigation

At my law firm, I assist individuals and companies involved in business and commercial litigation. Together, we assess the options and make decisions consistent with the organization’s goals. My business clients represent a broad range of industries, from health care providers and consumer products to financial services and automobile manufacturers and dealers. As a business litigation lawyer, I aggressively pursue and defend my clients’ interests in matters related to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, agency or good faith
  • Breach of loan commitment
  • Breach of trust and customers’ deposits
  • Contract violations
  • Construction liens
  • Equitable set-off and estoppel
  • Lender liability after loan default
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Fraud and false advertising
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)
  • Truth in lending law
  • Commercial leases
  • Business insurance
  • Warranty claims

On Your Side In Consumer Protection Litigation

I pursue and defend a full range of consumer complaints against banks, real estate brokers, motor vehicle dealers and other businesses. In addition, consumer protection laws include warranty claims, fair debt collection, credit discrimination, automobile fraud, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, fair credit reporting, lemon laws and truth in lending laws. I have represented consumers in a wide variety of consumer protection actions against companies, banks, insurance companies, and automobile manufacturers and dealers.

You Need Strong, Compassionate Representation In Personal Injury

I represent plaintiffs in all types of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including automobile, truck and train accidents; nursing home abuse and neglect; and slip-, trip-and-fall injuries. I have recovered millions of dollars representing numerous injured clients and tried and won matters involving personal injury and wrongful death.

Let’s Determine How I Can Help You

Contact a skilled litigator for business, personal injury and consumer protection. Call me at the Cleveland office of The Bernard Law Firm at 440-546-7500.