Since 1901, attorneys at Hinman, Howard & Kattell have served as powerful advocates in state and federal court at trial and all appellate levels in a wide variety of litigated matters. Known and respected throughout New York, our trial lawyers serve on judicial selection and rules advisory committees and as court-appointed referees, receivers, arbitrators and mediators. Hinman, Howard & Kattell represents large and small clients, including individuals, public, private and family businesses, financial institutions, insurance companies, and contractors.

Our litigation attorneys take a common-sense approach to resolving disputes. We work with our clients to identify the best and most efficient way to handle matters, whether through litigation, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution such as mediation. We understand that each situation and each client presents different dynamics.

We prosecute and defend a vast array of tort and statutory claims. We have prevailed in all types of negligence cases, including construction site accidents, motor vehicle accidents, property damage, and product liability. We also handle labor law litigation, general insurance defense, and insurance coverage disputes. Our commercial litigation matters include breach of contract, landlord –tenant dispute, intellectual property, unfair competition, antitrust, real property, estate litigation, enforcement of judgments, foreclosure and collection for clients such as banks, credit unions, energy companies, insurance companies, and healthcare organizations. We have extensive experience in construction litigation and arbitration; and in insurance, fidelity, and surety law. Our experience in medical-related areas of the law, including disability, complex personal injury, and medical malpractice, is considerable.

Over the decades, our attorneys have developed a reputation for intelligent, skillful representation and advocacy, high ethical standards and professional demeanor. The result is success in and out of the courtroom in furtherance of our clients’ diverse needs and interests.