Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP is a full service civil practice law firm with the top A.V. Martindale-Hubbell rating. The firm is actively involved in the preparation, trial and appeal, if necessary, of civil cases of all kinds including personal injury, property damage, coverage disputes and other litigation. The firm specializes in t...
Civil Litigation is our business. A firm of trial lawyers offering the highest level of litigation services at competitive, cost-effective rates.
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP is a mid-sized civil defense litigation firm with over 35 attorneys. We will assist in your efforts to handle legal matters in a cost-effective manner while obtaining outstanding representation.
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP is a full service civil practice law firm with the top A.V. Martindale-Hubbell rating. The firm is actively involved in the preparation, trial and appeal, if necessary, of civil cases of all kinds including personal injury, property damage, coverage disputes and other litigation. The firm specializes in the fields of product liability, strict liability in tort, construction, asbestos and civil rights litigation. A major portion of our practice is devoted to transportation issues, toxic torts, alleged "bad faith" insurance claims, insurance coverage, excess and reinsurance matters, homeowner's liability, and fire and explosion claims. Additionally, the firm handles contractual, commercial and real estate litigation as well as injunctive and/or equity relief, and appellate litigation. Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP also has extensive expertise in the field of public finance and employment law. The firm's litigation practice takes it before all levels of State and Federal courts in IL, IN, MI, MN. MO and OH. The firm also practices before regulatory and administrative agencies as well as arbitration and mediation adjudicators.
Representative Practice Areas include:
PRODUCTS LIABILITY involving automobiles, tires, trucks, vehicles of all kinds, construction machinery and materials, chemicals, drug pharmaceutical, medical devices and machines, sporting equipment, toys, tools, structures and structural devices, railroad car dividers, valves, electrical components and machines such as computerized equipment, loading docks, food products, grinders, saws, machines and mechanical devices of all kinds.
TRANSPORTATION LIABILITY involving automobiles, trucks, railroads, aircraft, and pleasure and commercial watercraft resulting from claims of personal injury, property damage or economic loss.
CONSTRUCTION LIABILITY involving various professions, general contractors, prime contractors, architects, subcontractors and owners in injury and property damage claims as well as those for economic loss including negligence, contract, and statutes affecting construction.
WARRANTY LIABILITY involving automotive manufacturers, foreign and domestic, and automotive dealers under federal fee shifting statutes such as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon law and consumer fraud acts. Extensive experience representing automotive manufacturers and dealers in this expanding area of law.
PREMISES LIABILITY involving landlord-tenant, hotel and innkeepers from slips and falls in vestibules to actions for civil rape and everything in between.
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY involving attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, investment counselors, financing institutions, real estate brokers, bankers, investigative and detective agencies, officers and directors, physicians, osteopaths, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, medical technicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and medical institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
EMPLOYER LIABILITY involving claims of wrongful discharge, racial, sexual, age and other discrimination, failure to provide benefits and wrongful discipline based upon federal and state statutes and regulations as well as common law and contract.
We also represent school boards and municipalities in a variety of claims brought in state court, federal court, and in administrative hearings before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board. The claims we have defended against include claims under state and federal law alleging retaliation, discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, age and disability. We have defended lawsuits alleging wrongful discharge from employment, violations of section 1983 and numerous other claims. Client list and references are available upon request.
COMMERCIAL LIABILITY involving claims of breach of contract, breach of warranty, product disparagement, advertising liability, violations of contract and statute involving sales representatives and manufacturers' representatives, enforcement of or defense against non-competition agreements, partnership dissolutions and actions for accounting, creditors' rights litigation in bankruptcies, and civil disputes generally arising from commercial activity including defamation (both slander and libel).
INSURANCE LIABILITY involving coverage disputes, claims of bad faith refusal to settle claims, contract claims arising out of premium disputes, representation of premium financing institutions, general contractual liability disputes on behalf of primary, excess and reinsurers, regulatory disputes involving such insurers, and construction and application of various statutes and regulations affecting such insurers.
PUBLIC FINANCE actively participated as bond counsel, underwriter's and placement counsel and borrower's counsel in numerous transactions involving state, county, city and 501(c) 3 entities. The firm's public finance practice has exploded in growth in recent years. These transactions have totaled well over one billion dollars annually over the last three years.
REAL ESTATE LIABILITY arising out of contracts, deeds, wills, governmental taking, affecting commercial and residential properties, condominiums and easements.
CIVIL RIGHTS LIABILITY as it may affect all of the industries and professions mentioned, as well as governmental units and employees.
TOXIC TORT/ASBESTOS Toxic tort litigation involving asbestos, benzene and other chemicals on behalf of manufacturers, premises owners and contractors.
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY Litigation, government enforcement actions, and regulatory counseling involving all kinds of environmental statutes, regulations and matters (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, hazardous waste, contaminated property, reporting obligations, OSHA, environmental audits, permitting, permit appeals, citizen suits), in addition to advising clients in resolving problems regarding the purchase, sale and development of contaminated property.
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