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.
They See Us Coming
While as trial lawyers we put a lot of emphasis on outstanding results in the courtroom, it is still a reality that most cases settle. Hare Wynn lawyers demand the very best settlements for our clients. In turn, defendants often settle only because of the reputation we have earned for going the distance in the courtroom.
Our law firm has been fortunate to help many deserving clients in our rich history in Alabama and, more recently, across the country. Our values stem from the satisfaction of helping one client at a time. At Hare Wynn, the practice of law is more than a business model, it is our calling. The vast majority of our cases come from personal relationships, referrals and word of mouth. Most of our clients are referred by other lawyers, judges or former clients. We have therefore structured our law firm to ensure that every client gets one-on-one personal attention for their case and their unique circumstance.
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