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Litigation and Appeals

Every client of Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP — a diverse group that includes municipalities, electric utilities, airports, unions and both public-interest and commercial entities — has three things in common when it comes to litigation.

  • The agencies and businesses against whom they are pitted in litigation are often well-known entities with which they must maintain long-term relationships.
  • There is often an imbalance of power: our clients frequently find themselves up against governmental or business Goliaths with substantial resources at their disposal.
  • If a client’s matter does come to full-blown litigation, it is often a "bet the farm" situation in which the stakes could not be higher.

The lawyers of Spiegel & McDiarmid respond to these facts by approaching litigation with the utmost seriousness.  When we advocate for our clients’ interests — in front of federal and state agencies and commissions as well as in courts at every level — we combine extraordinary skill with big-picture thinking and creative solutions to ensure the best possible results.  We recognize that in these circumstances, litigation and negotiation towards a business solution go hand in hand.

Our clients especially value our litigators’ loyalty and long-term commitment to their matters.  We have stood by our clients on individual litigation cases that have lasted more than ten years, and we have had the privilege of representing several of our clients for more than 40 years.

The lawyers of Spiegel & McDiarmid are problem-solvers who have earned our clients’ deep appreciation by consistently rising to and overcoming challenges.  They know that when we sign on to assist them with a serious litigation matter, we will stay the course.