Litigation

For more than a century, businesses and individuals have turned to MacDonald Illig litigators for sophisticated representation both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Our experienced attorneys provide effective, efficient advocacy in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution forums. We routinely represent our commercial clients before local, state, and federal administrative agencies, and working in tandem with local counsel, have handled matters from California to Missouri to Washington state and beyond. Our litigators are frequent authors and speakers who have been recognized as experts in their fields.

International, national, regional and local businesses and individuals, including those in the fields of insurance, manufacturing, energy, finance and banking, government, real estate, health care, construction, and engineering, rely on MacDonald Illig for thoughtful counseling and aggressive representation. Our litigation specialties include:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Environmental
  • Insurance Defense, including professional negligence
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Social Security Disability; and
  • White Collar Crime

To enhance our provision of comprehensive litigation services, our trial attorneys regularly draw on the resources of MacDonald Illig’s distinguished business departments. Working in collaboration with the Labor & Employment, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Business Transactions, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Trusts & Estates, Health Care, Intellectual Property & Technology, Real Estate, and Tax groups, our litigators offer the experience and resources required to assist our clients in achieving their objectives.

MacDonald Illig’s litigation groups are dedicated to efficiently and effectively serving our clients’ needs. Our goal is to achieve the desired outcome while controlling costs and exceeding client expectations to earn their satisfaction and loyalty. We are proud of our strong reputation within and beyond Northwestern Pennsylvania, and look forward to addressing your litigation needs.

Commercial Litigation

MacDonald Illig's Commercial Litigation Group provides effective, efficient representation in a wide range of complex business disputes. International, national, regional and local businesses and individuals, including those in the fields of insurance, manufacturing, energy, finance and banking, government, real estate, health care, construction, and engineering, turn to MacDonald Illig for sophisticated litigation services. Our capabilities include:

  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Business dissolutions
  • Business torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code-related claims
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Non-compete and trade secret violations
  • Construction and bond litigation
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Patent infringements
  • Copyright and trademark claims; and
  • Section 1983 and Constitutional Claims
  • Many additional commercial matters

The attorneys of our Commercial Litigation Group offer experienced representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Our litigators are licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Illinois, and elsewhere. In addition, in tandem with local counsel, we have handled business disputes in locales including Arkansas, California, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Washington state. We routinely represent clients before state and federal administrative agencies and domestic and international arbitration tribunals as well.

To enhance our provision of comprehensive litigation services – from best practices and litigation avoidance counseling, to initiating and defending lawsuits and devising unique dispute resolution approaches – the Commercial Litigation Group regularly draws on the resources of MacDonald Illig’s other distinguished business and litigation departments. Working in collaboration with the Banking, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy, Business Transactions, Employment and Labor, Environmental Law, Estates and Trusts, Intellectual Property and Technology, Real Estate, and Tax groups, our attorneys offer the experience and resources required to assist our clients in achieving their objectives.

MacDonald Illig’s Commercial Litigation Group is dedicated to efficiently and effectively serving our clients’ needs. We strive to control costs and in appropriate cases, have implemented alternative billing arrangements, contingent fee agreements, and blended billing methods. Our goal is to achieve the desired outcome while exceeding client expectations to earn their satisfaction and loyalty. We are proud of our strong reputation within and beyond Northwestern Pennsylvania, and look forward to addressing your organization’s commercial litigation needs.

Personal Injury

MacDonald Illig's Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Group represents individuals who are seriously or fatally injured as a result of accidents or medical negligence. Our attorneys are dedicated to promptly and thoroughly investigating and evaluating our clients’ claims. We understand that dealing with the aftermath of an accident or medical malpractice can be incredibly difficult for victims and their families. With that in mind, we strive to obtain maximum recovery for our clients while providing sophisticated, compassionate representation. Damages available in personal injury matters may include compensation for pain and suffering, monetary losses including lost wages and medical expenses, emotional distress, and in some cases, punitive damages for another party’s wrongdoing.

The attorneys of MacDonald Illig’s Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Group possess many decades of experience in representing injured parties and their families. We have developed a team of expert technical and medical consultants who are well versed and highly qualified in accident reconstruction, all of the engineering specialties, virtually all facets of medicine, and other specialized fields. Whether a matter is settled out of court or proceeds to a jury or non-jury trial, our attorneys are prepared to offer sound advice and vigorous trial and appellate representation. Our personal injury lawyers employ the latest in courtroom technology and are equally adept at representing clients in alternative dispute resolution forums such as mediation and arbitration. We also help our clients work with their insurers and the insurers of other parties. Our practice includes, but is not limited to:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Medical negligence/medical malpractice
  • Dental negligence/dental malpractice
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products, including dangerous drugs and medical devices; and
  • Premises liability (dangerous conditions on business or private property)

MacDonald Illig attorneys view personal injury work as an opportunity to help not just our valued clients, but others who may face similar situations as well. We believe that individual lawsuits can inspire industry-wide changes such as improved workplace safety, better patient care, and the recall of dangerous products. Our team is proud of the excellent reputation we enjoy for handling even the most complex of personal injury matters. If we might be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us