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KH’s Litigation Practice

KICKHAM HANLEY LITIGATORS ARE A BREED APART

We focus our practice on complex commercial litigation matters in the state and federal trial courts in Michigan and other states.  We also have an active appellate practice, and routinely argue cases in the federal and state appellate courts.  We understand that when our clients end up in court, their goal is to emerge victorious, and to achieve that result they need lawyers with a ferocious desire to win.

Our litigators cut their teeth as attorneys in large corporate law firms, and have the academic and professional credentials demanded by such firms.  We have used that big firm training and experience to create a unique, high-level litigation practice that caters to a specialized class of clients who need and demand aggressive, intelligent, creative attorneys.

We tend to represent small businesses and entrepreneurs who have significant disputes with well-financed adversaries.  We understand as well as any firm the seriousness of “bet the company” cases and the need to devote every effort necessary to vindicate our clients’ rights in such matters.  We have the resources and tenacity to withstand attempts to wear down our clients with “scorched-earth” litigation tactics.  We also understand that the ferocious defense or prosecution of our client’s rights can still be accomplished with courtesy and civility toward our opponents and their clients.

At KH, we understand that a lawyer’s contribution to the resolution of a legal problem cannot necessarily be measured in billable hours.  We handle the kind of cases where creativity and critical thinking often make the difference between victory and defeat.  We lay awake at night thinking about our cases and are obsessive about being fully prepared.  We also bring youthful vigor and boundless energy to bear on our clients’ problems.

AT KICKHAM HANLEY, WE’RE NOT JUST YOUR ATTORNEYS, WE’RE OFTEN YOUR PARTNERS

Most lawyers measure the value of their services merely by adding up the number of hours they devote to your legal problem.  We think differently, and believe that results determine value.

Like many of our clients, we are entrepreneurs willing to take acceptable risks.  As a result, a substantial part of our litigation practice is devoted to pursuing monetarily-significant cases for commercial clients on a contingent fee basis.

Because we share the risks and rewards with our clients, we are vested financially in a successful outcome, and thus we have the incentive to achieve the best result possible.  In short, we are obsessed with outstanding results, not preoccupied with billable hours.

This obsession has translated into numerous substantial verdicts and multimillion dollar settlements for our clients.