Litigation

Help for Trial & Litigation

Whether you are the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit or the defendant, stress and tensions are almost guaranteed to run high. You can depend on the litigation attorneys at Reeder Plachta Murphy to provide experienced, confident, and level-headed representation of your interests.

There is a reason we have been the first choice for thousands of individuals and businesses throughout West Michigan. We take the time not only to understand the particulars of your case, but why it matters to you, your family, your livelihood, and your reputation.  

Litigation is not just about winning, after all. It’s about achieving an outcome that has meaning.

Representing Clients In…

Business and Corporate Litigation

Do not let commercial civil suits threaten your career or livelihood. We represent matters including (but not limited to):

  • Breach of contract
  • Non-payment
  • Dissolution
  • Unfair competition
  • Credit card claims
  • Shareholder actions
  • Fraudulent business practices

Insurance Litigation

When the terms of insurance are questioned and promises are potentially unfulfilled, you may file a civil suit as an individual or business. We have represented clients in disputes concerning: 

  • Commercial liability insurance
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Premises liability insurance
  • No Fault Auto Insurance

Personal Injury

When injuries occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, or negligence, personal injury lawsuits may be filed in order to determine personal and financial responsibility. 

In many cases, liability insurance companies will offer settlements that are much less than what is capable of being recovered. We will negotiate with these organizations on your behalf and fight for all you need and are owed.

Probate and Trust Litigation

If you are an executor or representative of an estate, or someone who stands as a potential beneficiary, disputes over the validity and intent of wills and other related documents can make an already emotionally trying time much more stressful. 

We confidently and compassionately stand for our clients and see them through probate and trust litigation, seeking the best results and much-needed peace of mind.

Real Estate Litigation

Real estate transactions can be complex. We help guard against litigation by making sure documents and records are comprehensive and clear. 

When disputes occur, we will represent you over matters including: 

  • Contract breaches 
  • Commercial leases
  • Water rights
  • Easements

Workers’ Compensation

Our practice represents employees who have been injured at work and may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. We understand that this can be a sensitive topic, so we are happy to discuss all of your options, help with the claim filing process, and appeal any denials.

Seeking the Best Outcome for You

If the potential for a lawsuit may be in your future, that does not necessarily mean it is the best legal option you currently have.

This is why we take the time to talk with you about the situation and acquire as deep an understanding of all the factors involved as we can. Once we know your needs and objectives, we can recommend whether litigation is the best and most cost-effective option for you to obtain them. Mediation or arbitration might be a more efficient option to get the results you want, and we are happy to discuss every potential choice with you.

Once we all decide how to proceed, you will have a law firm with extensive experience, skill, and thoroughness in your corner, ready to protect your interests as fiercely as we would our very own.

Schedule a consultation with us by calling our Grand Rapids office at (616) 458-3994 or by filling out our online contact form.