Practice Areas

Business Litigation

The attorneys of James, McElroy & Diehl have extensive experience in Business Litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Two of our attorneys served on the rules committee of the North Carolina Business Court and firm partners have been recognized by their professional peers as outstanding in the area of complex business and “bet the company” litigation. We have been called upon to represent large corporations in high stakes litigation as well as smaller businesses in more routine issues.

The firm prizes effectiveness and efficiency in Business Litigation, assembling the right sized team to meet the needs of the client with attention to managing cost. We have lawyers engaged in business litigation at all levels of experience and stress a team approach, ever mindful of the importance of delivering affordable top quality work.

We take a holistic approach to the handling of a business dispute. We try to be mindful of costs and of the potential disruption of relationships as a complex business case will sometimes draw people and documents into a seeming discovery vortex. We attempt to take account of all the costs that a strategy may entail, and we are always willing to attempt or counsel settlement when a negotiated outcome that is more favorable than further litigation appears possible.

We are active in Federal and State Courts as well as arbitration forums such as the AAA and FINRA. We are available to assist other lawyers who need litigation expertise and as local counsel in North Carolina to firms in other states.