Bethune Benes Law Firm

CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Equipped with decades of civil and commercial litigation experience and long-standing respect among the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland court systems, personnel, and bars, Bethune Benes’ litigators and trial lawyers excel not only in case preparedness but also 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 as well as 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 to bear 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 both 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 the winning approach and tone in our arguments.
 
While our cases are primarily handled in Washington, D.C., 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 in 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 layout 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. 
 
From the day a complaint is served or a second demand letter sent, Bethune Benes’ lawyers provide consistent partner-level representation and advice. 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 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.

Advantage

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.
We work closely with business owners, executives, and individuals to layout 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. 
Litigation is an ongoing strategy that can quickly escalate in costs—time, reputation, and money. But we work to position our clients and their cases to receive the best possible result at the most economical price point while saving them wasted motion and resources. 
Every case receives a road map that presents options, possible outcomes, and process deadlines in plain English. At each phase, we make sure clients know where things are heading and what comes next. We allow for shifts in strategy to address developments and communicate clearly what each means to their case, never blindsiding clients with unexpected results or increased costs.

Service

From the day a complaint is served or a second demand letter sent, Bethune Benes lawyers provide consistent partner-level representation and advice. Our clients are not handed off to junior lawyers or subjected to a revolving door of lawyer teams, which can frustrate clients and slow progress. 
 
Lawyer accountability and responsibility dominate our service credo, and a satisfied client is our greatest reward. We work every angle to provide responsive, resourceful, and resolute representation. 
 
While we possess large law firm experience in terms of case sophistication, fortunately, we do not carry the baggage associated with high hourly rates and layers of administration. We offer fair pricing and personal service, and institutional restrictions do not confine our ability to discuss alternate fee agreements.
 
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 push as hard and as far as we can to reach the optimal result.

Testimonials

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Civil Litigation

Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director

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Civil Litigation

Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director

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Civil Litigation

Carolina Monntoya

Managing Director