Aviation Defense

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Neal & Harwell handles a wide range of litigation issues affecting the aviation industry. Our team represents manufacturers, airlines, airports, and other companies operating in the aviation industry in cases ranging from major aircraft accidents and product liability claims to breach of contract and other contract of carriage claims. Our experience includes representing major airlines […]

Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death

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Neal & Harwell routinely represents plaintiffs in state and federal courts across the country in complex cases involving catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death. Our attorneys possess the experience and skill necessary to handle complicated legal issues at every stage of litigation on behalf of plaintiffs who have suffered significant physical, emotional, and financial injuries. […]

Class Action

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Neal & Harwell has extensive experience in class action litigation on both the plaintiff and defense side.  A class-action lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought on behalf of a group of people or business entities who have suffered common injuries as a result of the defendants’ conduct, with at least one individual or entity acting […]

Complex Business Litigation

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Neal & Harwell attorneys prosecute and defend major and complex business litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants, and prepare each case as if it will go to trial because being fully prepared for trial pays substantial dividends at settlement time. When pre-trial resolution cannot be achieved, […]

Criminal Law

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In addition to its boutique white collar criminal defense practice, Neal & Harwell maintains an active practice in the other, more traditional areas of criminal law (e.g., homicides and assaults).  This takes place primarily in the state courts of Tennessee, although Neal & Harwell lawyers have frequently been admitted to appear specially in the courts […]

Defamation, Slander & Libel

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Neal & Harwell attorneys understand the complexities of defamation, libel, and slander cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Defamation occurs when someone’s false or misleading statements damage another person’s reputation or professional standing. This damage can take many forms, from lost business opportunities to emotional distress. Our experienced team recognizes the sensitive nature of these […]

Public Utilities & Eminent Domain

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Neal & Harwell attorneys have represented public government entities in many eminent domain matters throughout the State of Tennessee. Property can be taken for “public use” for a variety of reasons including highway, airport, sewage, and pipeline projects. The statutes governing this process are complex. Our team guides our clients through the entire process to […]

Entertainment Litigation

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Neal & Harwell entertainment litigation attorneys help clients resolve matters arising the in the media, entertainment, and music industries. Our entertainment lawyers have represented a wide range of clients including artists, record labels, music publishers, producers, personal and business managers, news reporters, film companies, directors, athletes, and athletic teams. Our team of entertainment litigators are […]

Environmental & Toxic Torts

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Neal & Harwell has a long history of successfully defending companies and individuals involved in complex toxic tort and environmental litigation.  For over thirty years, we have represented clients in some the largest and highest profile environmental cases in the country, including criminal and civil litigation relating to the (then) largest oil spill in U.S. […]

False Claims Act & Qui Tam

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The False Claims Act, also called the “Lincoln Law,” imposes liability on persons and companies (typically federal contractors) who defraud governmental programs. It is the federal government’s primary tool in combating fraud against itself. The law allows people who are not affiliated with the government, called “whistleblowers,” to file actions on behalf of the government.  Claims under the law have typically involved health […]