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Why Hare Wynn

Lawyers Helping People Since 1890

It’s fair to say that most law firm “About Us” pages are nothing more than monuments to their collective egos, often never getting to the point of how they can help you.

The way we see it though, in order to demonstrate what we bring to the table, we need to let you know a little bit about what we’ve done. The highlights of how we have helped clients and the results we have helped secure for them demonstrate a pattern of success. And that pattern is affirmed by numerous verdicts, settlements, national organizations, publications and our peers.

Winning Since 1890

Hare Wynn is in its second century of representing plaintiffs. All those years of experience may help explain why, in an era of vanishing jury trials, we continue to win significant jury verdicts for our clients. It makes sense that the longer you do something, the better you get. Representing Plaintiffs is all we do, and, collectively, we have centuries of experience in and out of the courtroom.

We Unlevel the Playing Field

Hare Wynn’s individual and collective skill in the courtroom is a highly potent factor for our clients. We argue cases to juries in rural Arkansas, appeals to the United States Supreme Court and everywhere in between. In fact, in 2010, ninety percent of Hare Wynn’s lawyers were involved in jury trials. The verdicts from those trials exceeded $100 million. Examples include:

  • Schafer v. Bayer CropScience – $47.9 million – genetically modified rice
  • Polston v. Ford Motor Company – $19.1 million – product liability
  • Golden v. Jalisco Restaurant – $37.5 million – dram shop wrongful death
  • Davis v. BMCE – $3.2 million – medical negligence wrongful death
  • Rush v. Kendrick – $40.25 million – wrongful death

Most recently, the firm was recognized as one of the top plaintiff’s firms in the United States with a listing on the National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List.

The Same Intensity for Every Case

Some cases are larger than others, but they all get the same level of commitment from us. Whether business litigation, product liability, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, aviation accidents or medical negligence, once we decide to take the case, we pursue a successful outcome with the same high level of intensity.

At the Cutting Edge of Plaintiff’s Work

Lawyers Helping People Since 1890

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Our Results

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  • $2,860,000,000 Securities Fraud

    Hare Wynn obtains a $2.86 billion judgment in compensatory damages against Richard M. Scrushy, the largest judgment against an individual in history in any American jurisdiction....More

  • $750,000,000 GMO Rice Contamination

    Hare Wynn represents more than 2,500 rice farmers in a historic $750 million settlement against Bayer Cropscience....More

  • $422,000,000 Whistleblower

    Hare Wynn attorneys Scott Powell and Don McKenna represent one of four whistleblowers who brought False Claims Act suits against Novartis Pharmaceuticals for off-label marketing of Trileptal and paying illegal kickbacks to doctors in ass...More

  • $410,000,000 Qui Tam

    U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell, resulting in the company’s agreement to pay $410 million to resolve claims that it underpaid royalties due for oil produced on federal leases...More

  • $310,000,000 Corporate Fraud

    In 2016, a team of Hare Wynn lawyers, including Scott Powell, John Haley, Bruce McKee, Ralph Cook, Brian Vines, and Tempe Smith secured a $310 million dollar settlement on behalf of a nationwide class of investors who had been defrauded...More

  • $218,000,000 Syngenta GMO Corn

    Scott Powell and three long-time colleagues are responsible for securing a $217.7 million dollar verdict on behalf of a class of more than 7,000 Kansas farmers. This was the first of a number of trials against Syngent....More

  • $133,000,000 Securities Fraud

    This was a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of HealthSouth Corporation. It alleged that UBS Securities knew about Richard Scrushy’s accounting frauds at HealthSouth, yet helped Scrushy to continue to make acquisitions and to c...More

  • $40,250,000 Wrongful Death

    Hare Wynn has obtained a $40.25 million jury verdict in Jefferson County, Alabama, in a case involving the death of Derric Rush, a Hoover resident killed on his way home from Wednesday night service at the church where he worked....More

  • $40,000,000 Whistleblower

    Healthways Inc. will pay $40 million to end a lawsuit alleging the company’s Diabetes Treatment Center of America received kickbacks for paying doctors to send their patients to hospitals that are the unit’s clients....More

  • $37,500,000 Death of a Police Officer

    Hare Wynn lawyers, Matt Minner and Jamie Moncus, obtained a large punitive damages verdict from a Madison County jury in a case involving the death of a Huntsville Police Officer. The family of slain Officer, Daniel Golden, bro...More

Complex Litigation

Members of Hare Wynn have been rated by their peers as top lawyers in: “Bet the Company” litigation; commercial litigation; securities litigation; business litigation; aviation litigation; employment litigation; whistleblower litigation; products liability; medical negligence; and personal injury litigation.

The firm has been hired by State Attorneys General to represent States against some of the world’s most powerful pharmaceutical companies. Hare Wynn is also proud to have recovered more than $1 billion for the United States of America by representing whistleblowers who exposed and stopped those who would steal from American taxpayers. As part of the firm’s commitment to help clients expose and combat fraud, Hare Wynn obtained a $2.8 billion trial judgment and affirmance on appeal, against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy in a shareholder derivative suit that returned ill-gotten gains to the company.

While we are honored to represent all our clients, we are particularly proud to represent the American farmer. Recently, the Firm represented over 2,500 rice farmers whose crops were contaminated and foreign markets closed when Bayer CropScience allowed the escape of experimental genetically modified rice. The firm also represented a large group of Arkansas hog farmers in a business dispute with a large pork processing company.

Don’t Just Take Our Word

Hare Wynn’s lawyers have consistently been recognized by numerous national organizations, publications and their peers as being among the most successful and experienced courtroom lawyers in the country.

The National Law Journal judged us to be “at the cutting edge of plaintiffs’ work.”

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms in America
  • National Law Journal, Plaintiff’s Hot List
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Law Dragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Birmingham Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Birmingham
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Chambers USA – Ranking of Leading Firms and Lawyers in America
  • Benchmark Litigation – America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys

Hare Wynn Cares About You

  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP If you want great service from great people, this is the place to go.

    - I.D.

  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP They are amazing and fight for you like you're family.

    - V.M.

  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP Totally outstanding lawyer at an equally outstanding firm!

    - J.M.

  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP We are at peace with the verdict and totally endorse this outstanding law firm.

    - S.B.

  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP They made it so much easier.

    - D.S

  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP I absolutely loved the atmosphere there.

    - J.V.

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