Our litigation & trial practice group delivers the results our clients need.
When disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, or if claims are brought in court, you can rely upon Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s trial attorneys. We work to attain optimal results for you in the state and federal trial and appellate court systems, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond.
Our attorneys handle a full spectrum of litigation matters, from uncomplicated claims to the complex, always focusing on the needs of our clients, the objectives to be attained, and the bottom line. We represent Fortune 500 companies, regional businesses, local enterprises, national and local banks, small business owners and individuals. Like them, you can rely on us to advise, advocate and successfully represent your interests.
At FLB, we are well aware that litigation is often stressful and presents inherent risks and that the outcomes can be crucially important. We work diligently and aggressively to find solutions and are here to help you assess the risks, manage them and achieve the most favorable results.
Despite experience in a variety of areas, including arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, our trial lawyers are ready and willing to take the case to a judge or jury when needed.
We are guided by what’s in your best interest and have the skills, dedication and experience to deliver results both inside and out of the courtroom.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba recognizes the pervasive impact of bankruptcy law on your commercial transactions, business dealings, land use and litigation.
With attorneys who practice regularly in bankruptcy courts, FLB has the expertise to help you navigate the intricacies of these financial hurdles.
With knowledge in commercial reorganization and experience in representing creditors in insolvency situations, our attorneys work with you in securing optimal results.
At FLB, we have substantial experience representing commercial creditors and financial institutions in protecting their claims in the face of increased personal bankruptcies by customers and borrowers and in providing cost-effective solutions.
Our attorneys provide general legal representation, counseling and litigation assistance to homeowners associations (HOAs), condominiums, planned communities and property management companies throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey.
The Firm’s litigation and trial attorneys regularly work with businesses and their owners, corporations, banks, medical practices, lenders and others regarding the following:
Whether a developer, an owner, contractor or supplier, none want to encounter any problems on a project. Yet, disputes over bids, quality of construction, payment or contract interpretation do occur. The attorneys at Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba have successfully represented all of these divergent interests. Whether it is litigation or Alternate Dispute Resolution, FLB is capable.
Our attorneys’ experience range from homeowner and small commercial disputes, to those involving projects in the tens of millions of dollars.
Our Employment Law & Labor Relations Group advises and represents employers in matters involving human resources, labor and employment laws, and protection of business assets.
With more than 12 decades of combined experience in labor and employment law, and a perspective earned as former judicial law clerks, in-house counsel, and trained mediators, we help employers avoid litigation and defend them when claims are filed.
We work closely with business owners, executives, managers and human resource professionals to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws governing the employer-employee relationship, reduce the risk of workplace claims, and increase workplace morale and productivity.
Our healthcare attorneys regularly appear in state court and federal court throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond. We have represented clients before various state agencies, including the Department of Environment Protection (DEP), Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Public Welfare (DPW). We collaborate with members of our employment, intellectual property, and real estate groups to provide comprehensive representation.
Our Service Areas
At FLB, we address your IP matters with efficiency and efficacy. Our attorneys handle a range of IP matters including copyright and trademark law, as well as trade secrets and unfair competition. We conduct IP audits and evaluations, in order to support your company’s strategic plans, assess where your company may be at risk, or identify opportunities to maximize the value of its intellectual capital.
Our Litigation & Trial Practice is trusted by a variety of sophisticated businesses to defend their interests in the unfortunate instance of claimed personal injury or significant property damage.
We aggressively defend and refute unjustified claims and strive to limit our clients’ exposure and risks throughout the defense of any matter. In getting to know and appreciate our clients’ businesses, we take a proactive approach to assist them in avoiding future claims.
We also assist individuals who suffer personal injuries as a result of the conduct of others. Our attorneys handle select cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, focusing on providing reliable information and achieving quality results.
Because every situation is unique, our strategies are tailored to meet the needs of our clients in a respectful and compassionate manner, yet with an aggressive and efficient approach to obtain the most favorable result.
We are focused on defending employers, including self-insured companies against workers’ compensation claims. Our experience spans many types of workers’ compensation claims including those involving physical injuries, occupational diseases, emotional injuries, and catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Our defense of employers includes work before various Workers’ Compensation Judges as well as the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts.
As with its litigation practice, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba employs an aggressive, business-oriented approach consistent with its clients’ personalities and cultures, leading to an extremely close and efficient working relationship focused on quality representation. Each case stands on its own.
We have also counseled clients regarding risk management method they can use to reduce their workers’ compensation exposures and improve future claims experience and experience ratings.
Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was selected by The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession as the recipient of the 2020 Lynette Norton Award. The Norton Award was created in memory of Lynette Norton, a founding member of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession who died in 2002. Norton was […]
Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields secured another win for the City of Allentown. Nearly three years after an eminent domain action was filed, the Commonwealth Court agreed with the original arguments the duo advanced on behalf of the City and dismissed the appeal by Somera Road – 835 West Hamilton Street, LLC. The Court […]
Maraleen D. Shields, a shareholder in Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Litigation and Healthcare practices was named to the Joint Task Force on Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services by Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) President David E. Schwager. Given the disparities in technological services across Pennsylvania’s counties, this 29-person task force is focused on creating recommendations […]