CIVIL LITIGATION

PCT’s litigation practice consists of top-notch attorneys who are recognized for their legal acumen and tenacious representation. Our litigation lawyers provide litigation legal services in state and federal courts throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

Unlike many law firms, the attorneys in the PCT’s litigation practice are true “trial lawyers.” This is a notable distinction as it allows our litigators to strategically defend clients from the moment a case is filed. Moreover, our familiarity with, and experiences before, many judges on the state and federal benches in the Washington, DC metropolitan area provides our clients with a “home field” advantage over many national law firms, who may not be familiar with the local practices of these courts.

While PCT is well-regarded for the trial skills of its litigation team, we are attuned to the fact that, ultimately, our success will be measured by whether we are able to achieve our clients’ goals in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. As such, we firmly believe that the key to successful representation begins with open and honest dialogue with our clients about the risks and rewards of pursuing various legal strategies and courses of action. From the onset of a case to its conclusion, we regularly communicate with our clients to ensure that they remain well informed and up-to-date on the status of the case. Through frequent client communication and thoughtful case evaluation, we never lose sight of our clients’ business objectives and we are able to tailor our legal services to our clients’ satisfaction.

Proactive Representation

Our attorneys are proactive and focused on the means to achieve successful outcomes for our clients in litigation. We believe that whether the client is a plaintiff or a defendant in a particular case, their objectives are best served by legal foresight, preparedness and diligence and not merely responding to the other party’s allegations. Our clients’ cases are effectively managed and directed by our experienced professionals throughout the life style of litigation from the initial pleadings through discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial.

Assertive and Persistent Advocacy

Our litigation attorneys are skilled in assertive and persistent advocacy, and have significant experience litigating a broad range of business, employment, and intellectual property matters before state, federal, and appellate courts. We consistently approach each client’s case with exuberant care and tenacity from small business disputes to complex commercial litigation involving millions of dollars.

REPRESENTATIVE CIVIL LITIGATION LEGAL SERVICES

  • Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights Proceedings
  • Business torts litigation including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, unfair business practices, and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Business contract disputes involving non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, partnership agreements, customer contracts, vendor contracts, real estate contracts, and employment contracts
  • Class actions
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employer-Employee Disputes including Title VII litigation (employment discrimination and retaliation), sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, and wrongful discharge
  • Government Contracts and Procurement Disputes
  • Real Estate Disputes

REPRESENTATIVE CIVIL LITIGATION EXPERIENCES

  • Successfully represented a Fortune 50 company in a FLSA case, resulting in dismissal
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 100 company in a case involving Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and § 1981 Civil Rights claims, resulting in the dismissal of the case
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 100 company in FMLA case, resulting in dismissal
  • Successfully represented a Fortune Global 500 financial institution in federal court litigation, resulting in a favorable multi-million dollar debt payment
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 100 company in a breach of contract case, resulting in dismissal
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 250 company in an employment action, resulting in dismissal on summary judgment
  • Successfully represented a Fortune Global 500 company in a defamation action, resulting in the dismissal of the case on summary judgment
  • Successfully represented a commercial lender in defense of a multi-million dollar construction loan dispute, resulting in a favorable jury verdict
  • Successfully represented the owners of an intellectual property services company in defense of a $15 million trade secret dispute, resulting in a favorable settlement
  • Successfully represented a foreign corporation in a trademark dispute before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, resulting in a favorable appellate ruling and the dismissal of the case