Since Lester Schwab Katz and Dwyer was established in 1974, we have enjoyed a reputation for the highest quality in defense litigation matters. Now, in our second generation, we remain true to the ideals that have been the basis of our practice since its formation.
From the beginning, we have placed a premium on legal expertise, experience and vision. Many of our attorneys are recognized nationally for their accomplishments and abilities. The firm’s partners include some of the nation’s foremost trial attorneys and authorities in such areas as: general liability; products liability; insurance; security and transportation. We encourage our attorneys to participate in associations, organizations and committees that enhance their knowledge of their specialty, as well as increase the profile of the firm.
Our credentials are impressive, but in handling a defense we do not rely on legal acumen alone. Since the day we were founded, we have never lost sight of the fact that our clients are also our partners. It is important that we know our clients’ business and their strategy for every case in which we are retained, whether that strategy is early disposition or ultimate trial. Based on this understanding, we assess the legal issues and tools available to us. Regardless of strategy, our early identification of relevant issues and associated legal costs gives our clients the tools they need to select an effective defense. Our cost effectiveness is seen in our success rate in disposition through case concluding motion practice which is also recognized by clients and opposing counsel.
Recognition of LSK&D as a leading defense firm comes from the judicial community, our peers and most importantly from our clients. In a survey of Fortune 500 companies conducted in the year 2012, which survey was based on service, quality and value, LSK&D was selected in the litigation and environmental areas for designation as the “go to” firm. Very few firms received this designation.
While our focus remains on defense litigation, we also offer our clients a wide range of other legal services. This evolution is a natural outgrowth of the relationships we have developed with our clients. By responding to their needs with integrity and meticulous preparation, we have gained their trust as well as their business. To better serve our clients, we maintain an active and vigorous practice in Millburn, New Jersey in addition to our main offices in New York City.