Commercial Litigation

Buckley & Buckley’s trial experience equips the firm to handle a wide range of litigation issues faced by companies both large and small.

Construction Litigation: The firm’s attorneys have represented General Contractors, Design Professionals, and Subcontractors in disputes involving construction projects. We have experience handling cases involving breach of contract, construction defects and delay, and subcontractor performance. We have handled numerous construction injury cases involving accidents, falls, injuries to workers and claims of defective materials or design.

Contractual Disputes: We have tried and arbitrated many cases involving breaches of contracts, both defending against alleged breaches and asserting damages for breaches of contract to protect your company’s business interests and pursuits.

Employment law: Buckley & Buckley represents employers in investigations and litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We have defended employers in state and federal courts against claims alleging violations of Title VII and the Missouri Human Rights Act.

Products Liability: We defend manufacturers and retailers in lawsuits alleging that personal injuries resulted from either product design or from inadequate warnings and literature supplied with those products. We have successfully tried to verdict cases involving serious injuries and death in which the plaintiff claimed that a product was defectively designed or that a warning was inadequate.

Premises Liability: Retailers and restauranteurs face exposure from all types of premises liability cases. These can be as simple as slips, trips and falls or as complex and highly charged as false arrest claims, claims of liability for the criminal acts of third-parties or suits involving allegations of food contamination. Buckley & Buckley has handled all of these types of cases. We routinely try to verdict several premises liability cases each year. We have successfully defended nationwide fast food companies, small retailers and local grocery store chains.

The firm’s handling of insurance defense matters for numerous large insurance companies assures that we handle commercial litigation matters in a cost-efficient, collaborative manner.

A Record Of Success

We have successfully defended some of the biggest companies in America, but we have also represented school districts, municipalities, regional companies, small businesses and individuals. All have received the same personal attention and vigorous advocacy in the courtroom.

The firm also has a particular expertise in defending railroads and representing insurers in coverage matters from large property losses to bad faith claims. The firm works closely with clients and claim managers to effectively manage the risks and costs of litigation.