Commercial Litigation

In a high-stakes business dispute, a company needs savvy counsel who can advocate skillfully at each stage of litigation, including trial. Dowd Bennett has proven trial experience, including successful verdicts in high-profile cases, and has favorably resolved many other lawsuits before trial by dispositive motion or settlement.

Major corporations and other clients entrust Dowd Bennett with their commercial litigation matters — especially when the issues are complex and material to the business.

Our commercial litigation team handles every type of contract and commercial dispute that companies face, including cases with significant financial exposure. We litigate a broad range of substantive legal claims, including breach of warranty, fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts, such as product disparagement and false advertising. We also serve as litigation counsel in patent disputes.

The clients we represent are equally diverse and include consumer products companies, professional services firms, large industrial corporations, intellectual property companies and those in the healthcare sector. We are willing to negotiate alternative fees, including contingencies.

Dowd Bennett’s trial lawyers have been recognized for their work by a number of publications and bar associations. These include Missouri Lawyers Weekly, St. Louis Business Journal, Riverfront Times, The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers Magazine and the St. Louis County Bar Association. In addition, several who previously served as federal prosecutors received government commendations for their work.

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Dowd Bennett is a litigation firm with extensive courtroom experience. Led by trial-seasoned lawyers, including former federal prosecutors and judicial law clerks, our team shares tenacity, a passion for seeing cases through trial and a complete commitment to client service.