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Practice Areas


Dawda Mann’s dedicated team of trial lawyers is experienced in all types of litigation and in the major fields of law where disputes occur, including real estate, business and tax, environmental, trusts, estate planning and probate, labor and employment relations and commercial disputes. Our litigation attorneys focus on getting results effectively and efficiently. We counsel our clients on how to work through problems before they require a legal proceeding. We have the capability to cost-effectively staff and manage large and small cases, including complex, multi-party cases.

Dawda Mann’s veteran courtroom attorneys offer experience, dedication and specialization that give our clients a substantive advantage over their adversaries. Our esteemed team has successfully litigated legal matters such as:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Bankruptcy preference actions
  • Director and officer liability lawsuits
  • Appeals
  • Breach of contract
  • Real estate development litigation
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Financial institution matters
  • Claims involving wills and trusts
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Environmental litigation
  • Employment matters

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Not all disputes require or merit going to trial in order to achieve a positive result. The attorneys at Dawda Mann are experts in identifying when alternatives to trial, such as mediation, facilitation and arbitration, will yield the desired benefits at a more favorable cost than a trial. Our goal is to pursue a strategy that makes the most sense for each individual client’s needs, and we help guide our clients to the option that will produce the greatest benefit for the fairest cost.

Complex Commercial Litigation

When disputes become complex, involving multiple parties, voluminous documents and complicated fact patterns, they require sophisticated legal expertise. The litigation team at Dawda Mann routinely handles such complex commercial litigation, including matters like product warranty claims, international contract disputes, intellectual property infringement claims, construction and development claims and insurance coverage disputes. We possess the resources, talent and experience to vigorously advocate for our clients when they find themselves involved in such complex litigation.

Insurance Coverage Litigation

The attorneys of Dawda Mann are highly experienced in representing insurance companies and policy holders in a wide array of manners related to insurance coverage litigation, including:

  • Automobile no-fault
  • Bad faith
  • Property (commercial and residential)
  • Casualty
  • Declaratory actions
  • Disability policies
  • Environmental
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Mutual insurance
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory matters
  • Subrogation
  • Title insurance

Probate Litigation

Probate disputes are increasingly common among family members. Wealth is being passed from one generation to another and disputes over inheritance continue to grow. Dawda Mann’s probate litigation attorneys understand the laws and rules that apply to probate disputes while being sensitive to the fact that family dynamics influence the resolution of those disputes.

Dawda Mann’s probate litigation attorneys represent families, heirs, beneficiaries, fiduciaries and creditors in a wide range of probate litigation matters, including:

  • Contested wills, estates and trusts
  • Contested guardianship and conservatorship
  • Determination of heirs and testacy
  • Challenges to jointly owned properties
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Contested attorney and fiduciary fees
  • Objections to inventories and accounts
  • Sale of estate and trust assets
  • Claims for distribution
  • Creditor claims

We’ve worked with many families as they navigate the probate process, including assistance in obtaining guardianship and conservatorship over a loved-one and assistance with administering an estate or trust that is in dispute. When our clients seek to preserve an already strained family relationship, we assist them in finding solutions as amicably as possible. However, when compromise isn’t possible, our team will aggressively advocate for our client in court.