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Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris is unique to Kansas City. Strategically placed, we are a “small” law firm focusing on the defense of companies large and small, from coast to coast, and we do so with unparalleled expertise.
Our lawyers don’t measure success by the hours we bill to our clients. The firm’s success and our lawyers’ compensation are based on results we obtain as a team. There are no bonuses based solely on hours billed. We measure our success by the results we deliver to our clients.In BigLaw firms, teams are put together based on title and rank within the firm. We don’t assign work-based titles. We assign work based on which lawyer has the best skills to handle each particular situation. We encourage collaboration, rather than considering it a weakness. Some of our lawyers are better “on their feet” in a courtroom than others. Some of our lawyers are better researchers and writers. We identify each lawyer’s strengths and weaknesses and work as a team to bring the best possible approach to representing our clients’ interests.
The lawyers of Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris have substantial expertise throughout the United States practicing employment law and commercial litigation. We pride ourselves on being successful in all phases of litigation, from discovery, to summary judgment, and through trial. We have successfully tried commercial and employment cases in Alaska, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and West Virginia. SBH’s lawyers have defended claims and/or represented businesses in the 42 states shaded dark green below:
At Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris, our commitment to results allows our lawyers to efficiently determine the best decisions for our clients. We have a variety of experience across multiple practice areas, but our strongest practices include:
- Business Litigation — If your company is being sued, or your company is contemplating a lawsuit, SBH’s lawyers have the experience to represent your business’s interests.
- Employment Litigation and Counseling — We are known for expertise and deftness of cases, including discrimination and harassment against elected officials, corporate executives, and business leaders.
- Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations — We are recognized for our expertise in collective bargaining and labor-related regulatory compliance advice and advocacy.
- Health Care — We advise and represent physicians and other health care providers in business, labor and employment disputes in all of our practice areas.
We are not “litigators.” We are trial lawyers who represent businesses. And Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris is in the business of winning. Our corporate clients hire us to represent them in “high stakes” commercial litigation and employment litigation. Although each case is different and we cannot predict future results based upon past verdicts, SBH’s lawyers will work tirelessly to represent your company’s interests.
All forms of business-related litigation, but especially employment matters, are too sensitive to be handled by inexperienced lawyers who do not understand how a “minor” tactical mistake could cost a client many thousands of dollars in settling a case, or worse, affect the results of a trial. Nevertheless, at most large firms, inexperienced associates (with hefty billable hour requirements) control the critical details at the heart of a matter. Large firms and their clients simply cannot afford to have senior level partners too involved in the day-to-day details of a case. That is an unfortunate — and expensive — reality. At Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris, we do not worry about whether a particular task is best suited for a junior associate, senior associate, or junior partner. We don’t believe our clients should pay for our lawyers’ “on the job” training.
At SBH, experienced lawyers handle every task on every matter. And SBH’s clients receive this service with the promptness, efficiency, and personal touch that too often is lacking in the legal profession. The end result of this philosophy is simple: SBH’s clients receive better service and better results and pay less along the way.
The law firm of Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris was founded by BigLaw refugees. We believe that our lawyers should handle the day-to-day aspects of our clients’ cases, work on improving our trial and other lawyering skills, and worry about whether we are returning the best possible results for our clients. We have maintained these principles and work to instill them in all of our attorneys.Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris’ lawyers practice law with a singular focus – to be the best litigation and trial lawyers representing business, on the merits. Period. We are hired to win cases, not go through the motions to recommend settlement on the eve of trial. And if a case should be settled, our clients expect us to advise them about our assessment of the merits and settlement options before they incur massive attorneys’ fees.
The Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris philosophy is based on the premise that clients deserve – and need – experienced and qualified lawyers handling all facets of their litigation matters, without paying abusive amounts for such service. To provide this type of client service, a firm must (1) actually be open to innovative fee arrangements that might vary according to a particular client, or a particular matter; (2) operate from a geographic location that offers easy travel options and a reasonable overhead base; (3) commit to controlling office overhead; (4) properly use technology to stay nimble, efficient, and available; and, most importantly (5) offer only the services of passionate, experienced lawyers who understand the nuance of business litigation and/or employment disputes at every stage.
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