Civil Litigation and Corporate Litigation are broad areas within the practice of law. They can involve a variety of contractual, tort, property, legal, and constitutional claims for individuals, businesses and government entities.
With a record of successful trial and appellate experience, the attorneys at Ziegler & Schneider are always prepared to go to trial and beyond to defend our client’s interests. Our litigation team focuses on ensuring that each matter is resolved efficiently and in-line with our client’s goals and budget. These benchmarks are achieved through effective communication and leveraging our vast experience to our client’s advantage.
Whether you are an aggrieved party seeking to file a lawsuit against another individual, a business, or the government, or have already had a lawsuit filed against you and are in need of an attorney to defend your rights, the attorneys of Ziegler & Schneider have over 100 years of combined experience pursuing and defending high exposure/complex claims in state and federal courts.
Our Litigation Attorneys can assist you with
- Business Disputes/Corporate Disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Real Estate Disputes (including zoning and real estate tax validation issues)
- Insurance Coverage Issues/Insurance Bad Faith (self-insureds, insurance carriers and their insureds)
- Automobile Liability
- Bad Faith
- Class Action
- Coverage Issues/Opinions
- Financial Institution
- Mass Tort
- Mass Transit
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Reservation of Rights/Declaratory Judgment
- State/Local Governments
- Breach of Fiduciary Duties
- Court and Regulatory Agency Appeals
- Debt Collection
- Eminent Domain/Condemnation
- Interference with Business Contracts
- Lender Liability
- Personal Injury
More About Our Litigation Services
Our attorneys have long been staunch advocates of Alternative Dispute Resolution, or Mediation, and view it as an invaluable tool in effectively resolving conflicts. To discuss Mediation as an option for settling your dispute, please contact us today.
Meet the Litigation Group
What Our Clients Say
After knowing Jeff (Blankenship) for many years and overpaying for legal services to gain custody of my kids, I finally gave Jeff a try. Jeff was able to save me money and complete the task of gaining custody of my kids. Now, years later, he is always attentive to my calls and treats me like a friend instead of just a client. Highly recommend, and my only regret was not hiring him earlier.
Matt and I have been working together for several years, and I have had the pleasure of assisting his clients on several intellectual property matters. Matt is a true professional with a passion for helping his clients. His bedside manner is superb as is his intellect and knowledge of the law. I highly recommend Matt and his firm.
Matt (Smith) was friendly and professional. The office staff were helpful and friendly. I would certainly recommend and use the firm’s services again.
Jeff (Blankenship) and his team are amazing! From the moment they became involved in my son’s case, all I had to worry about was getting him the treatment he needed. Every step was explained, and every problem was handled. They made us feel more like family than a case or number.
Awesome attorneys! Staff is superb. Could not ask for any better!
Michael Baker is a wonderful lawyer for bankruptcy issues. He really helps the consumer through the bankruptcy with dignity.
It has been a pleasure working with Matthew Smith on several estate planning/trust matters over the course of the past two years. Matthew is very knowledgeable and diligent in representing his clients.
Matt (Smith) was prompt, professional, and resolved a last-minute legal issue for my company perfectly. I was pressed for time, and needed a quick resolution to a situation. Matt reviewed the matter via email, and within a few hours responded with an amazingly on-point analysis and recommended an effective course of action. I was fortunate to have been referred to him, and highly recommend him for business law.
I just wanted to say how much I appreciated all the hard work Matt Smith and his associates did on my behalf. The compassion everyone showed was amazing and comforting! I will highly recommend Ziegler & Schneider to all my family and friends. Thanks again!
If anyone needs a competent, honest, and knowledgeable lawyer then Jeff Blankenship is your man. I was going to lose my case in court until Jeff Blankenship became my lawyer. He turned everything around and saved the day. He is wise beyond his years and has extensive knowledge of the law and the capability to argue it well before the judge with good character, which is so rare in this day and age, and amazing reasoning. He works hard for his clients and has a brilliant mind that knows what to present to the judge and exactly how to word it. I cannot say enough good about this man. He is truly one of the greatest lawyers, in my opinion, of all time!
Matt Smith and the team Z&S Law have been tremendous in helping my business and family thru a 2-year transition phase, their response time has been impeccable! I would highly recommend Matt Smith and his team at Z&S for all business and personal legal needs.
Thank you for the excellent preparation work by Jessica (Wehrman) and the efficient closing process with you, Catherine (Stavros).
Matt (Smith) helped my mother update her estate documents following a series of medical issues. He was kind, patient, and compassionate. He listened to her desires, clearly explained her options, and prepared the requested documents in a timely manner. He reviewed exactly what was being implemented with direct and understandable language. My mother was pleased with Matt’s caring professionalism and that her end-of-life wishes would be honored.
I’ve had the pleasure of working on a case with Matt for the last year. He is as professional as they come, very bright, and very deliberate in his words and actions. You can count on him to provide sound, well-reasoned advice. He has a cool, calm, relaxed temperament as well. He is a highly respected and highly skilled advocate.
I’ve known Jeff (Blankenship) for many years. When I started going through my divorce, he was the first I reached out to. To my surprise, his first advice was to try to repair the marriage, if at all possible. Unfortunately, that was not an option, but Jeff stuck by my side and helped me through all the emotional and financial burden that a divorce can place on you. He was even able to get creative with the payment options, which was an enormous help in such a financially stressful time. Our friendship has only grown from this experience, and we continue to work together even though my divorce is finalized.
Jeff Blankenship speaks with Fox 19 Now about lawsuit against City of Newport and Newport Fire and Rescue
On February 1, 2023, a lawsuit was filed against the City of Newport and Newport Fire and Rescue claiming a woman was given the wrong medication by first responders causing her to suffer a...
Jeff Blankenship Speaks with Fox 19 Now
On December 15, 2022, Fox 19 Now spoke with our own Jeff Blankenship about a wrongful death lawsuit will be filed against an assistant living facility in Independence claiming its failure to...
Attorney, Shane Sidebottom, selected as a 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyer in General Litigation
ZS Law (Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C.) is pleased to announce that attorney, Shane Sidebottom, has been selected as a 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyer in General Litigation. Each year, Super Lawyers...