Commercial and residential property owners, as well as property managers, may find themselves navigating the complexities of premises liability principles for personal injury claims. Property owners must address the complex terrain of using reasonable care to ensure a safe environment for pedestrians, consumers, clients, and various individuals, with the potential legal repercussions stemming from the failure to fulfill this duty.

The Premises Liability Umbrella, covering a spectrum of liabilities linked to the ownership or control of a property, is mostly associated with defending claims of negligence arising from alleged “trip and fall” or “slip and fall” incidents. In addition, we also frequently defend the following claims occurring on a premises, arising from:

  • Negligent Security
  • Liquor Liability
  • Food Poisoning
  • Falling Merchandise
  • Criminal Assault
  • False Arrests
  • Retail Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

A crucial aspect of this legal framework is the inherent responsibility of property owners to act reasonably to uphold the safety of their premises for invited individuals and those expected thereon. This duty extends to taking reasonable measures to prevent harm from dangerous conditions, encompassing locations such as:

  • Restaurants
  • Office Buildings
  • Construction Sites
  • Pools and Lakes
  • Hotels
  • Municipal Grounds
  • Schools
  • Miscellaneous Businesses
  • Department and Retail Stores
  • Residential Properties
  • Sidewalks (Public and Private)
  • Parking Lots
  • Nightclubs
  • Parks
  • Recreation Areas
  • Shopping Malls and Strip Malls


Our team excels in handling these diverse cases, from the seemingly straightforward legal issues to those that are novel and complex. We approach each case with an aggressive case-specific defense strategy, aiming to undermine, extinguish, or minimize our client’s percentage of liability in negligence claims. Our practitioners leverage their knowledge of the law and vast courtroom experience to provide the best possible defense, regardless of the complexity of the case.

With a thorough comprehension of the intricate legal landscape, our seasoned attorneys strategically construct comprehensive defenses that effectively rebut the claims of the plaintiff. Our approach involves meticulous case assessment and investigation, strategic risk management, proficient negotiation skills, and zealous courtroom advocacy. We understand the potential stress associated with facing premises liability claims, and our defense lawyers handle all legal formalities, negotiations, and court proceedings, allowing clients to focus on their personal and professional obligations without constant worry.

Each premises liability case is unique, and our attorneys craft tailored defense strategies and plans of action aligned with the individual circumstances of each case. From in-depth analyses of duty of care to exhaustive incident investigations, we leave no stone unturned in building a robust defense for our clients. Lastly, sometimes a client is likely to face liability, and when those instances occur, we quickly communicate so an efficient plan of action to resolve the matter can be addressed in a timely manner.

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