Litigation and Dispute Resolution

What do some of America's most successful companies have in common?

They use Warner for their litigation needs. Warner is the national business litigation counsel for Whirlpool Corp., the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Warner also is litigation counsel for Amway Corp., Consumers Energy Co., Daewoo International, Dow Chemical Co., Fifth Third Bank, Haworth Inc., and Robert Bosch LLC, among others.

What distinguishes Warner from other firms?

  • Outstanding credentials
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Creative fee management

Warner's National and Regional Credentials

Warner has 11 litigation attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America for commercial and "Bet-the-Company" litigation. That's No. 1 in the region. Warner has had five attorneys, three currently active, who have been inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Again, that's No. 1 regionally. Warner also has ten litigation attorneys listed as Michigan Super Lawyers, nine of them for business litigation. Once again, Warner is No. 1 regionally. Additionally, Warner has been recognized by Chambers USA as a top litigation firm.

Warner's State-of-the-Art Technology

To maximize our service efficiency and lower costs, we make extensive use of technology, including:

West KM® – knowledge management software to utilize prior work product

LiveNotePlus® – software providing real time testimony with word/subject search capability

Relativity® – electronic storage and word search software capable of handling virtually any number of documents

Trial Director® – software to visually present evidence and create demonstrative evidence

Additionally, Warner has developed some tools of its own:

WNJ Casetracker – proprietary software that provides clients with an Internet portal to monitor the status of matters; and

One Court of Justice – the first and only blog to provide comprehensive coverage and analysis of Michigan Appellate Courts and all their published decisions.

Effective Fee Management, Including Alternative Fee Arrangements

Warner has more than 70 attorneys and eight paralegals in its litigation department, amounting to a wide variety of experience and capabilities. This allows us to staff each case with the most capable and efficient lawyers

Our billing rates are significantly below the rates of other major metropolitan firms with comparable litigation capabilities. Plus, Warner is willing to be flexible in crafting appropriate billing arrangements. Warner will continue to use:

  • Fixed Fee
  • Hourly with Risk Collars
  • Blended Rates
  • Capped Fee
  • Hourly and Contingency Blended
  • Contingency

We are tough, pragmatic and recognize that the bottom line matters – to you and to us. That explains our successful track record.


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