Janell M. Alberto

Senior Associate

“It is important to learn the client’s business and assess their priorities to bring success through a pragmatic approach to litigation that emphasizes the client’s goals and methodologies.”

Patrick R. Ball

Senior Associate

“My experience has taught me valuable lessons about the ins and outs of litigation. Whether pursuing early resolution or going to trial, it is essential to always be two steps ahead to achieve success for my client.”

Eugene C. Blackard Jr.

Managing Partner

“If you want to work with today’s thought-leading companies, you’d better start looking and acting like them. I approach any problem with the strategic mind set to be lean and efficient—like business today.”

W. Eric Blumhardt


“By cutting straight to the heart of each matter strategically, efficiently and economically I add value to clients’ most challenging cases.”

Shannon L. Carini

Senior Associate

“The changes and innovation that are constantly transforming the intellectual property landscape require counselors that are flexible, effective and forward thinking.”

Angie J. Clifford

Senior Associate

“Meticulous case preparation, including preparing a case as if it will go to trial, forms the core of my work in litigation.”

Colin Coffey


“By understanding the pressures of the healthcare and government environments, I try to minimize the risks my clients face and enhance their business opportunities.”

Richard L. Gillespie

Senior Associate

"By always keeping my clients' best interests in mind, I am able to present numerous solutions to give them the representation, comfort, and peace of mind they deserve."

Jeffrey M. Hamerling


“Regardless of the legal issues involved, I always put myself in my clients’ shoes to gain a clear understanding of the challenges they face and the impact a legal decision will have on their company.”

Robert F. Hinton


“Litigation is a collaboration of client and attorney, each working with an appreciation and understanding of the other’s role. Together, we minimize risk, pursue the most effective solution and, hopefully, achieve or exceed the client’s goals”

Craig S. Jones

Special Counsel

“Understanding the causes of a dispute and the market influences surrounding my client’s business is how I manage the uncertainties concerning business owners and entrepreneurs.”

Todd A. Jones


“My clients have businesses to run and litigation is typically a last resort for them. My job is to minimize the disruptions created by disputes and lawsuits, and to help them get on with running their business.”

Jennifer C. Kalvestran

Special Counsel

“Complex litigation demands a keen focus on the endgame along with a fine eye for the details that will help you get there.”

Andrew J. King


“Focused on interpreting and litigating insurance coverage issues, I strive to mitigate, if not avoid, the risks inherent in coverage disputes.”

Nandor B. Krause


"The key to successful representation is to listen carefully to the client's needs and desires, and to draw on my experience as a litigator and trial attorney to help clients meet their specific goals."

Limor Lehavi


“Whether providing coverage advice, analyzing claims, or litigating coverage issues, I want my clients to feel certain I have left nothing to chance when it comes to protecting their interests.”

David M. Marchiano

Senior Associate

“I have seen the power and influence of law my entire life; this provides a constant source of inspiration for me as I strive to meet the goals of my client."

John P. McGill

Special Counsel

“In construction, trial is the last resort. Being well organized and prepared makes litigation less attractive to the other side. My job as an attorney is to advise my clients on how to do it, and how to do it well.”

Brian C. Merges

Special Counsel

“By combining a thorough understanding of critical evidence with knowledge of current law, I can properly evaluate risk and achieve favorable and cost efficient results for my clients.”

Richard E. Norris

Of Counsel

“Some lawyers concentrate on discouraging their clients from doing anything involving risk. My approach is to solve problems. My clients are smart business leaders who know where they want to go – my job is to get them there.”

Michael C. Osborne


“Smart resolutions in sophisticated conflicts take into account the solution and the cost of getting there and implementing it. The true measure of success is client satisfaction both now and in the future.”

Michael B. Peterson


“Keeping the deal on track also means considering all the angles to ensure my client’s short and long-term interests are fully protected and the terms make smart business sense.”

Kevin Place


“Knowing we have the strength and skills to prevail at trial, I can approach each case as if it was going to trial – this places clients in the most advantageous position possible.”

James A. Porter, IV

Senior Associate

“I try to view a case through multiple perspectives – the legal, practical and client’s views – to best devise strategies to resolve a matter.”

Miguel P. Prietto, Jr.

Senior Associate

"My commercial litigation background allows me to measure the cost of litigation and take a strategic, ‘business-first’ approach to effect the immediate and long-term goals of my clients."

Sean D. Senn


“I’m passionate about getting promising technologies off of the lab bench and onto the store shelf where they can help people.”

Jocelyn M. Soriano

Special Counsel

“My obligation to clients and their cases is unrelenting and includes assertive protection of their interests and cost-effective measures to reduce the risks threatening their business operations.”

Richard W. Vanis, Jr.


“Providing quality legal services is my top priority. I strive to find the most effective means to attain my clients’ goals.”

Kenneth C. Ward


“I can learn a client’s business for the purpose of a trial - it’s tougher for a business attorney to learn the art of conducting a winning trial.”

Probal G. Young


“When solving disputes, I pursue all means possible to reach a favorable outcome because the means and the results are so often interdependent.”

  • Janell M. Alberto
  • Patrick R. Ball
  • Eugene  C. Blackard Jr.
  • W. Eric Blumhardt
  • Shannon L. Carini
  • Angie J. Clifford
  • Colin  Coffey
  • Richard L. Gillespie
  • Jeffrey M. Hamerling
  • Robert F. Hinton
  • Craig  S. Jones
  • Todd  A. Jones
  • Jennifer C. Kalvestran
  • Andrew J. King
  • Nandor  B. Krause
  • Limor Lehavi
  • David M. Marchiano
  • John P. McGill
  • Brian C. Merges
  • Richard  E. Norris
  • Michael C. Osborne
  • Michael  B. Peterson
  • Kevin Place
  • James  A. Porter, IV
  • Miguel P. Prietto, Jr.
  • Sean D. Senn
  • Jocelyn M. Soriano
  • Richard W. Vanis, Jr.
  • Kenneth C. Ward
  • Probal G. Young

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John Dorame

Archer Norris welcomes John Dorame to our Litigation and Insurance practices.