Stillman & Friedman concentrates its practice in complex criminal and civil litigation. We represent individuals, corporations and other business entities in a diverse range of complicated disputes. Our clients are often major participants in their fields, typically the securities and financial services industries, real estate, telecommunications, healthcare, accounting and law. Our attorneys have extensive trial and appellate experience and have appeared at all levels of state and federal courts and before numerous administrative tribunals. Because of our expertise, public figures, sophisticated businesses, and attorneys and other professionals often hire us to represent them for major litigation and in other difficult adversarial situations.
We believe our firm is unique in the way it provides services for our clients. We are a litigation firm, and so all of our attorneys focus only on litigation — and all are experienced and skilled advocates. Our firm members take a hands-on approach to each representation, being actively involved throughout the matter, and teaming with an associate for additional support as appropriate. Our expertise in each practice area complements the rest of our practice, as overlapping issues from criminal, civil and regulatory contexts often arise in the matters we handle. And we bring our litigation experience and skills to each matter in a case-specific and cost-effective way. Our approach enables us to staff cases leanly and, first and foremost, assures that our clients receive the highest quality services. Our size is a particular plus: we have sufficient resources to handle complex and time-intensive matters effectively, and we can field a team where the matter warrants it; at the same time, our small firm culture makes us very cost conscious, and we avoid layers of lawyering. We are also practical lawyers who seek solutions that avoid or minimize litigation. While always prepared to litigate aggressively for our clients, through trial and beyond if necessary, we try to resolve matters when, on a big picture view, it is in the client’s interests to do so.
Simply put, our firm — being both big enough to handle complicated litigation effectively and small enough to do so efficiently — provides the high quality of legal services necessary for clients to deal with complex disputes successfully.