Civil Litigation & Arbitration
Best & Sharp has had the advantage of being a firm well known for its litigation skills. Historically, we had a special focus on representing clients involved in the medical profession, i.e. healthcare professionals, medical facilities, medical practices and nursing homes. This experience laid a solid foundation for the firm to grow and expand into other areas of civil defense. Today, Best & Sharp litigators represent a broad range of clients in critical legal disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration. These clients have included:
- business clients in breach of contract actions,
- municipal entities and officials in employment and tort claims, as well as allegations of civil rights violations,
- transportation and trucking companies involved in vehicular accidents;
- insurance companies in proceedings alleging bad faith;
- manufacturing companies in cases of product liability claims (most notably medical devices, elevators, escalators and large machines)
At Best & Sharp, our attorneys try lawsuits. In the last decade, we have tried more than 40 cases to verdict. This rich courtroom experience gives us a decided edge over our competition. We have attained the ability to evaluate the strengths and weakness of each case, to better determine the probability of success at trial and formulate a winning strategy for resolution. This is why we have a 5.0 Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell and why U.S. News & World Report has given Best & Sharp a First Tier Ranking under the Best Firms in Oklahoma.
Our partners are directly involved in all lawsuits and we have well-qualified associates co-assigned to each case. We also have a dedicated staff of paraprofessionals well-versed in trial protocol and courtroom procedures. Our litigation support team is knowledgeable in the latest courtroom technology, workflow processes, and preparation of visual media. They are also exceedingly proficient in database and literature research, document management and fact investigation and development, which is critical to the support of the litigators and advancement of the case.
Our people work together as a team. It is this teamwork and experience that has given us the opportunity to achieve the expertise necessary to provide a strong game plan and prepare for the many contingencies and uncertainties that come with the unpredictability of trial.