Civil and Commercial Litigation

Equipped with decades of civil and commercial litigation experience and long-standing respect among the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland court systems, personnel, and bars, Bethune Benes’ litigators and trial lawyers excel in case of preparedness and in delivering exceptional value.

Our Focus

We focus a significant part of our civil litigation practice on resolving general commercial and internal business and governance disputes for individuals and a full range of business enterprises, including limited liability companies, real estate holding companies, government contractors, and technology sector businesses.

We are particularly well-suited to handle business litigation, including breach of contract issues, non-compete agreements, and contentious business partner break-ups. We bring our extensive experience in civil torts, including defamation, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conspiracy, trade secret and intellectual property litigation, construction disputes, and trust and estate contests.

Our experience representing plaintiffs and defendants gives us insight into both sides of a case and helps avoid time-wasting “side-biased” arguments. We apply our 360-degree view to focus on the facts and arrive at our arguments’ winning approach and tone.

While our cases are primarily handled in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia courts, our clientele is nationwide.

Our Approach

Coupled with deep experience in cases that range from challenging to routine and everything in between, the relationships we develop with our clients ensure that we base case strategy on realities and likely results, not empty promises.

Litigation is an ongoing strategy that can quickly escalate costs, time, reputation, and money. But with our vast experience, we work to position our clients and their cases to receive the best possible result while saving them wasted motion and resources. We work closely with our clients to lay out the full picture of their cases. We factor in their motivations and goals as we present potential outcomes, timelines, and budgets and uphold our steadfast commitment to keeping clients informed each step of the way.

Bethune Benes’ lawyers provide consistent partner-level representation and advice when a complaint is served or a second demand letter is sent. Whether we are lead counsel or local counsel, lawyer accountability and responsibility dominate our service credo, and a satisfied client is our greatest reward. We work from every angle to provide responsive, resourceful, and resolute representation. In every case, we treat your case as if it were our own. We are honest with the court, loyal to the client, and will zealously promote your interests as far as we can to reach the optimal result.