In today's highly competitive marketplace, commercial disputes—from routine business conflicts to sprawling, high-stakes litigation—are often the cost of doing business. When companies find themselves involved in disputes that pose financial or reputational harm, they must engage legal counsel who can protect both their rights and their position in the market.
Cohen Williams has a proven track record of success in the complex commercial litigation arena. As a litigation boutique, our firm delivers a valuable combination of agility, operational efficiency, and hands-on involvement. Our partners lead every matter from start to finish, from risk assessment through trial and appeal. Whether trying a case to verdict before a jury, advocating before a mediator, or negotiating a settlement, we develop effective solutions that put our clients' business objectives first.
Our team represents entities of all sizes—from startups to Fortune 500 companies—in federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, and mediations nationwide. We have experience handling cases that fall under virtually every major area of civil litigation, including contractual disputes, business fraud claims, business torts, securities litigation, partnership disputes, fiduciary duty claims, unfair competition and antitrust claims, legal malpractice, intellectual property disputes, real estate disputes, and civil rights cases.
Clients trust us to deliver critical results when they matter most. As seasoned first-chair trial lawyers, we have the bench strength and courtroom experience to take any case to trial and win—often against firms many times our size. Recently, for instance, we attained a complete victory against an Am Law 20 law firm in a bet-the-company breach of fiduciary duty and trade secrets case in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, following a four-day jury trial.
When trial is not in the client's best interests, however, we call on our creativity, strategic acumen, and extensive legal knowledge to engineer a favorable resolution. Because we prepare each case as though it were going to trial, we are able to identify critical issues early on in the process and use them as leverage, ultimately positioning our client to succeed at the negotiating table.