Litigation And Appellate Practice

Clients seek Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP's litigation and appellate team to handle all aspects of litigation challenges, whether individual cases involving important legal rights, high-stakes trials or arbitrations, or critical appeals or complex settlement negotiations. Whether representing a plaintiff or defendant, our lawyers are skilled at cutting to the heart of the dispute, with the goal of strategically positioning our clients for an optimum outcome. Our practice encompasses myriad of legal issues, both simple and complex, in state and federal courts in Indiana and Illinois. Our lawyers work hard both in the courtroom and in out-of-court advocacy settings, and look to utilize their negotiation skills to resolve disputes before a lawsuit is filed.

Our clients appreciate our ability to combine our vast legal knowledge and investigative skills with proactive strategies. Our attorneys are experienced in the conference room as well as the courtroom.

On the appellate side, the firm has engaged in a vast array of appeals before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Decisions in these cases involved breach of contract, fraud, property valuation and condemnation matters, will validity, probate matters and many other issues.

Our experienced team of trial lawyers places special focus on these litigation and appeals practice areas:

  • Civil appeals
  • Business commercial disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Employer defense against discrimination claims
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and workplace safety
  • Products liability
  • Injunctions
  • Personal injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death
  • Trust, estate and probate disputes for families and individuals
  • Shareholder disputes

Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP attorneys maintain law offices in Valparaiso and Merrillville, Indiana.