The firm's extensive litigation experience, drafting skills, and knowledge of all state and federal laws affecting employers allows the firm to effectively counsel clients on work force polices and labor contracting. Clients benefit from the firm's proactive approach as it assists in drafting and implementing human resource policies, work rules, and contracts. This proactiveness avoids costly disputes before they arise and puts the client in a much better position if litigation or grievances occur.
Whether the employer/company is self-insured, self administered or has insurance coverage, the Kitch firm attorneys offers the knowledge and expertise to address the ever-changing and often complex defense of workers' disability compensation claims for its clients that do business in Michigan. The firm protects each client's interests with an integrated approach, which includes intense litigation readiness, education and a depth of attorney experience and knowledge. The decision to try or settle a claim is always the sole prerogative of the client. Nevertheless, the plaintiffs' bar recognizes the Kitch Firm as one that is always ready and willing to try cases, which helps to deter marginal cases.
In addition, with the Kitch attorneys' reputation for being litigators who undergo thoughtful case preparation, it makes any resolution short of full trial a more realistic alternative--when the client chooses to take that route. The firm developed an extensive roster of experts in the medical, vocational and investigative fields in order to provide the best defense possible. We make it our business to know our client's business by conducting site inspections and by meeting and interviewing potential witnesses to fully assess and evaluate potential liability.
The Kitch firm attorneys take the multidisciplinary approach in handling and resolving all matters relevant to an employee related motor vehicle accident, including employment issues such as FMLA and ADA, PIP, long term disability, workers compensation, and third party accident claims. The Kitch Firm's auto liability attorneys are experts of the Michigan No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act and keep abreast of the interpretive case law, including the twists and turns of Michigan's ever-changing definition of the "serious impairment" threshold. Additionally, our attorneys in Ohio and Illinois also have extensive trial experience in Trucking and Auto claims. Since litigation in Ohio and Illinois can often times be costly and drawn out due to the heavy focus on the lengthy discovery process, the Kitch firm's Ohio and Illinois-based attorneys pay particular attention to streamlining the litigation process and have had significant success in utilizing a variety of alternative dispute resolution options to resolve matters including mediation, arbitration, as well as early settlement discussions in appropriate situations. With that in mind, in many situations cases simply need to be litigated and presented to a jury for resolution and the Kitch firm's Ohio and Illinois-based attorneys always strategize with that possibility in mind.