TMLPA: where substance, quality and value intersect.

We are experienced litigators who love what we do and share a commitment to provide world-class advocacy, counseling and responsiveness to our clients. We have a national practice in insurance coverage litigation, litigation/discovery management, trade secret protection and litigation involving the ramifications of complicated historical transactions. Our business and commercial litigators handle a wide range of issues. We have a track record of success on dispositive motions, at trial and in negotiations.  TMLPA has significant experience in corporate investigations, most recently, we reviewed and analyzed issues related to the tax treatment of $1.1 billion in complex stock transactions. Publicly held companies, private for profit and non-profit entities, governmental entities and individuals all rely on TMLPA to resolve their problems in an efficient and appropriate manner.   

While we handle significant matters for major companies throughout the United States, we are based in three smaller cities from which we can work at significantly lower fees than firms in New York, Chicago, Houston and other major markets. Our clients view us as a quality, lower cost alternative to firms in these cities. 

We are also a certified women-owned firm, meaning that a majority of our shareholders are women. Our clients value our diversity and the broadened perspective it brings to the table.

Finally, we are agile. Our size, experience and commitment to technology allow us to move quickly, confidently and with great flexibility on a wide range of issues, beginning with innovative fee arrangements.

January
26th 2015

The Question You Should Ask All Lateral Hires? Amanda Martinsek Answers for Law360(r)

As reported by Law360, "The lateral market is hot, and law firms are nervous about missing out on top talent. But that doesn't mean firms should be jumping at everyone looking to make a move. So, what should law firms be asking to hire the best fits? Here, lawyers tell Law360 the one question every firm should ask prospective lateral hires."... Read More

November
20th 2014

CLE for Judges: A Troublesome Practice©

Whether judges should attend continuing legal education has been debated for years. Some critics have argued that that judges ought not be allowed to attend privately sponsored programs. In an article published recently in Litigation Commentary & Review, Richard Walinski questions whether judges should be allowed to attend any CLE programs on issues that the judges will be expected to decide in litigation. He explains that requiring judges to attend those programs not only produces an unnecessary drain on the public treasury but, more importantly, undermines the processes of fair adjudication and thoughtful development of the law.... Read More

September
29th 2014

Insurance Coverage for Fair Housing Act Claims

The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., covers a wide variety of activity that can be prosecuted by the federal government, nonprofit fair housing organizations that meet standing requirements, and private individuals, or some combination of all three. Costs incurred in Fair Housing Act cases can be significant, implicating defense and indemnity obligations under insurance policies. For example, in Federal Insurance Co. v. Steadfast Insurance Co., a recent case involving coverage for Fair Housing Act claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against former Los Angeles Clippers owner and landlord Donald Sterling involving his refusal to rent to groups including non-Koreans and families with children, defense costs exceeded $5,000,000, and settlement costs totaled $1,000,000.... Read More

January
26th 2015

The Question You Should Ask All Lateral Hires? Amanda Martinsek Answers for Law360(r)

As reported by Law360, "The lateral market is hot, and law firms are nervous about missing out on top talent. But that doesn't mean firms should be jumping at everyone looking to make a move. So, what should law firms be asking to hire the best fits? Here, lawyers tell Law360 the one question every firm should ask prospective lateral hires."... Read More

November
20th 2014

CLE for Judges: A Troublesome Practice©

Whether judges should attend continuing legal education has been debated for years. Some critics have argued that that judges ought not be allowed to attend privately sponsored programs. In an article published recently in Litigation Commentary & Review, Richard Walinski questions whether judges should be allowed to attend any CLE programs on issues that the judges will be expected to decide in litigation. He explains that requiring judges to attend those programs not only produces an unnecessary drain on the public treasury but, more importantly, undermines the processes of fair adjudication and thoughtful development of the law.... Read More

September
29th 2014

Insurance Coverage for Fair Housing Act Claims

The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., covers a wide variety of activity that can be prosecuted by the federal government, nonprofit fair housing organizations that meet standing requirements, and private individuals, or some combination of all three. Costs incurred in Fair Housing Act cases can be significant, implicating defense and indemnity obligations under insurance policies. For example, in Federal Insurance Co. v. Steadfast Insurance Co., a recent case involving coverage for Fair Housing Act claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against former Los Angeles Clippers owner and landlord Donald Sterling involving his refusal to rent to groups including non-Koreans and families with children, defense costs exceeded $5,000,000, and settlement costs totaled $1,000,000.... Read More

TMLPA: where substance, quality and value intersect.

We are experienced litigators who love what we do and share a commitment to provide world-class advocacy, counseling and responsiveness to our clients. We have a national practice in insurance coverage litigation, litigation/discovery management, trade secret protection and litigation involving the ramifications of complicated historical transactions. Our business and commercial litigators handle a wide range of issues. We have a track record of success on dispositive motions, at trial and in negotiations.  TMLPA has significant experience in corporate investigations, most recently, we reviewed and analyzed issues related to the tax treatment of $1.1 billion in complex stock transactions. Publicly held companies, private for profit and non-profit entities, governmental entities and individuals all rely on TMLPA to resolve their problems in an efficient and appropriate manner.   

While we handle significant matters for major companies throughout the United States, we are based in three smaller cities from which we can work at significantly lower fees than firms in New York, Chicago, Houston and other major markets. Our clients view us as a quality, lower cost alternative to firms in these cities. 

We are also a certified women-owned firm, meaning that a majority of our shareholders are women. Our clients value our diversity and the broadened perspective it brings to the table.

Finally, we are agile. Our size, experience and commitment to technology allow us to move quickly, confidently and with great flexibility on a wide range of issues, beginning with innovative fee arrangements.

January
26th 2015

The Question You Should Ask All Lateral Hires? Amanda Martinsek Answers for Law360(r)

As reported by Law360, "The lateral market is hot, and law firms are nervous about missing out on top talent. But that doesn't mean firms should be jumping at everyone looking to make a move. So, what should law firms be asking to hire the best fits? Here, lawyers tell Law360 the one question every firm should ask prospective lateral hires."... Read More

November
20th 2014

CLE for Judges: A Troublesome Practice©

Whether judges should attend continuing legal education has been debated for years. Some critics have argued that that judges ought not be allowed to attend privately sponsored programs. In an article published recently in Litigation Commentary & Review, Richard Walinski questions whether judges should be allowed to attend any CLE programs on issues that the judges will be expected to decide in litigation. He explains that requiring judges to attend those programs not only produces an unnecessary drain on the public treasury but, more importantly, undermines the processes of fair adjudication and thoughtful development of the law.... Read More

September
29th 2014

Insurance Coverage for Fair Housing Act Claims

The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., covers a wide variety of activity that can be prosecuted by the federal government, nonprofit fair housing organizations that meet standing requirements, and private individuals, or some combination of all three. Costs incurred in Fair Housing Act cases can be significant, implicating defense and indemnity obligations under insurance policies. For example, in Federal Insurance Co. v. Steadfast Insurance Co., a recent case involving coverage for Fair Housing Act claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against former Los Angeles Clippers owner and landlord Donald Sterling involving his refusal to rent to groups including non-Koreans and families with children, defense costs exceeded $5,000,000, and settlement costs totaled $1,000,000.... Read More

TMLPA: where substance, quality and value intersect.

We are experienced litigators who love what we do and share a commitment to provide world-class advocacy, counseling and responsiveness to our clients. We have a national practice in insurance coverage litigation, litigation/discovery management, trade secret protection and litigation involving the ramifications of complicated historical transactions. Our business and commercial litigators handle a wide range of issues. We have a track record of success on dispositive motions, at trial and in negotiations.  TMLPA has significant experience in corporate investigations, most recently, we reviewed and analyzed issues related to the tax treatment of $1.1 billion in complex stock transactions. Publicly held companies, private for profit and non-profit entities, governmental entities and individuals all rely on TMLPA to resolve their problems in an efficient and appropriate manner.   

While we handle significant matters for major companies throughout the United States, we are based in three smaller cities from which we can work at significantly lower fees than firms in New York, Chicago, Houston and other major markets. Our clients view us as a quality, lower cost alternative to firms in these cities. 

We are also a certified women-owned firm, meaning that a majority of our shareholders are women. Our clients value our diversity and the broadened perspective it brings to the table.

Finally, we are agile. Our size, experience and commitment to technology allow us to move quickly, confidently and with great flexibility on a wide range of issues, beginning with innovative fee arrangements.

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