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Litigation is defined as a lawsuit before the court. If the two parties can not settle their dispute through mutual agreement, it is sometimes necessary to bring the issue before a judge or jury in a courtroom to render a decision.

Other methods of dispute resolution are arbitration or mediation. Arbitration is the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial third party. Both parties agree to accept the decision of the or arbitrator at the conclusion of the process. 

Mediation is a type of structured meeting with the parties and an independent third party who works to help them fashion a resolution that is agreeable by all parties involved.

General Litigation

DeLashmet & Marchand, P.C. has experience representing individuals, industries and companies in lawsuits over potential tort liability in the areas of general litigation, business, health care, labor & employment, transportation, franchising, manufacturing, and premises liability issues.  Our broad range of capabilities and depth of experience allow us to provide client services, tailored to address varying industry issues and develop innovative solutions to provide client satisfaction and results.

Our practice principally involves defense representation, but not to the exclusion of representing clients as plaintiffs. The firm's litigators work closely with in-house and local counsel to achieve optimum results in the shortest time frame possible, with minimum expense consistent with our high quality of legal services.

A more detailed listing of the firm's litigation experience includes the following areas:

Bad Faith Claims Bankruptcy
Civil Fraud Civil Rights
Commercial Cargo Claims Commercial Litigation
Construction Environmental Law
General Litigation Government Law
Health Care Insurance Defense and Coverage
Labor and employment Pharmaceutical
Product Liability Professional Malpractice
Real Estate Matters Retail/Premises Liability
Toxic Tort Transportation Law
Worker’s Compensation  


DeLashmet Marchand is experienced in litigating cases in state and federal courts across the Southeast, including jury and non-jury trials in State Circuit and Probate Courts, United States District Courts and adversarial proceedings in United States Bankruptcy Court.