Federal Court Litigation

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We help businesses achieve successful results in complex, high-stakes federal litigation.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP recognizes that litigation in federal court demands capabilities different from those required in state court. We draw on our experience as well as our deep substantive and technical knowledge to efficiently pursue success in litigation involving significant financial stakes or complex federal law issues. We are well-versed in the judicial mindset: while several members of our team are former law clerks to district judges, many others regularly interact with federal judges at seminar presentations and on local bar committees.

Our lawyers regularly appear before the U.S. district courts of Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina, and we have pursued federal issues and established new law in both district court and the circuit courts of appeal. We have frequently represented clients in high-stakes business disputes and cases resulting in published opinions in connection with a wide range of federal laws.

Our Clients

  • Fortune 1000 companies
  • Mid-market and family businesses
  • Corporate officers
  • Individuals
  • Companies with industry-specific litigation needs, from construction to health care
  • Manufacturers and distributors of commercial and consumer products
  • Medical, legal, and financial professionals

Our Services

  • Representation of clients before the U.S. district courts of Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina, as well as the circuit courts of appeal
  • Litigation involving Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Bankruptcy Code, the Lanham Act, and the Copyright Act
  • Claims involving federal laws, including the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, the 1933 and 1934 Securities Acts, the Federal Rehabilitation Act, The Family Medical Leave Act, the Social Security Act, and the Civil Rights Act
  • Constitutional claims arising under the Bill of Rights, including the First Amendment
  • Motor and rail carrier claims arising under federal statutes and regulations