Jonathan C. Bacon


“Avoiding reactive and formulaic approaches to litigation is key to resolving lawsuits quickly, efficiently and favorably. I believe my clients are best served by an early and proactive focus on creative solutions.”

W. Eric Blumhardt


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

Louis R. Chao

Special Counsel

“In construction projects, the paperwork often follows the actual work. Understanding this time lapse and taking advantage of its implications often allows us to limit our client’s liability.”

Yen P. Chau

Special Counsel

“The only thing better than beating an employment case is preventing it in the first place.”

Sharon Collier


“I maintain a steady focus on emerging, game-changing events to infuse a practical context to complex litigation, whether at trial or in settlement negotiations.”

Charles R. Diaz


"Understanding how litigation is not always the best solution, I combine my knowledge of the law with a commitment to defending my clients’ interests."

Erin M. Gallagher

Senior Associate

“I enjoy helping craft effective and workable frameworks to address clients’ challenges.”

Robert F. Hinton

Of Counsel

“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”

Allan L. Isbell

Special Counsel

"At Archer Norris, we provide effective advocacy by distilling facts and law into compelling narratives about how Justice favors our clients."

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."

Jordan Meeks


"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.”

Ember J. Oparowski

Senior Associate

“I adopt an aggressive approach and believe in intelligent forethought and decisive action to achieve favorable outcomes for my clients.”

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.”

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.”

Jocelyn M. Soriano


“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.”

William H. Staples


“Communication is critical - clients appreciate that I keep them in the loop about their case. The feedback they provide allows me to achieve their goals.”

Douglas C. Straus

Managing Partner

"We understand business disputes are problems clients want solved quickly and fairly. We deliver favorable resolutions skillfully and efficiently. When trials occur because the alternatives have failed, we produce victories."

Christopher K. Trembley

Senior Associate

“As an advocate for our clients, it is my job to thoroughly understand their goals and concerns, and utilize the most effective strategies to solve their problems.”

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.”

Shain A. Wasser


“I am always looking for the most effective and business-practical approaches to address my clients’ legal issues.”

Stephen B. Welch


“Our approach includes the client in every step of the litigation process. In most cases, client participation is critical to the successful and cost- effective resolution of the case.”

  • Jonathan  C. Bacon
  • W. Eric Blumhardt
  • Louis  R. Chao
  •   Yen P. Chau
  • Sharon  Collier
  • Charles R. Diaz
  •   Erin M. Gallagher
  • Robert F. Hinton
  • Allan  L. Isbell
  • Nandor  B. Krause
  • Jordan Meeks
  • Ember J. Oparowski
  • Michael  B. Peterson
  • James  A. Porter, IV
  • Jocelyn M. Soriano
  • William  H. Staples
  • Douglas C. Straus
  • Christopher K. Trembley
  • Kenneth C. Ward
  • Shain A. Wasser
  • Stephen B. Welch

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Monica de Leon

Archer Norris welcomes Monica de Leon to our Litigation practice.