Affordable Ohio Business Attorneys Who Fight to Win
Our law firm has beat some of the biggest corporations and most recognized opposing counsel in the country, while doing it at a fraction of the cost.
We beat Huntington National Bank (defended by Baker & Hostetler LLP) in Majestic v. Huntington before the federal Sixth Circuit appeals court. The case created national precedent. There, the court of appeals found that our business client could sue Huntington for refusing to refund our client's account for fraudulent checks written against it by others. That case revolved around a technical provision of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 4 that requires banks to ensure the checks it cashes are "properly payable." That case is a class action and is still ongoing in the Southern District of Ohio federal court.
In Slorp v. LSR, we beat Bank of America (defended by McGlinchey Stafford PLLC) in another federal appellate decision. In that landmark case, the federal Sixth Circuit sided with our client in our first appeal, establishing we could sue the bank and its lawyers for violating the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) for robo-signing mortgage loans.
In a third federal appellate case, we beat Chase Home Finance (defended by Bricker & Eckler LLP) in Chase v. Marais. There, we established that consumers had the right to question the misapplication of payments by their mortgage company under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). After we won this appeal in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chase gave up and admitted wrongdoing. It publicly paid our client significant damages and our attorneys' fees.
You should talk to us if you are a business owner who needs help with a lawsuit. Whether you need to sue, or are being sued, we can probably help. We hire smart, dedicated attorneys who fight to win. When we sink our teeth into a case, we do not let go! Best of all for you: we cost a fraction of the big firms. Ask for Troy Doucet when you call to find out how we can affordably litigate your matter. His phone number is (614) 944-5219. Troy and our firm represents businesses facing lawsuits across Ohio in state and federal court.
Our firm has grown through a focus on litigation by suing the largest financial institutions in the country. We regularly litigate some of the most complex consumer statutes before federal courts and have the experience to handle your matter. We also regularly litigate against some of the biggest and most prestigious law firms in the country - and win. We have dozens of appeals under our belt. We go "all in" on complex litigation when that meets our clients' needs. We have attorneys that can handle just about any litigation matter you can imagine.
As aggressive consumer litigators, we are in a unique position to understand and represent businesses in litigation. We are also usually a fraction of the cost of the large corporate firms we normally fight against. We have a "protect the little guy" philosophy, which means we strive to be affordable for everyone. We accept cases where our client pays as little as $800 a month for simple matters (filing fee and deposition costs extra) against our hourly bill, and we offer contingency hybrid fee agreements to help too.
Our firm is proud to offer comprehensive, dedicated counsel to individuals and businesses facing litigation. We can help resolve a dispute, or jump directly into court. We regularly represent clients in lawsuits in state and federal court. If your business needs help with a lawsuit, or has experienced a scam, fraud, or other complex legal situation, our firm can probably help.
Here are some situations where we might be able to help:
Our firm handles arbitration matters, whether you need to file a claim or are facing one. Arbitration is the process of litigating a claim in front of a private individual (or a panel) who make the final determination. There is generally no formal discovery period, so these kinds of matters resolve quicker than filing a lawsuit in court. We can handle arbitration appeals too, although the standard to have court review are very high. Contact Troy Doucet directly at (614) 944-5219 if you need help with an arbitration proceeding.
Our firm has extensive experience handling appeals cases in state and federal court, winning multiple decisions that have shaped law by setting precedent at the federal appellate level. One successful appeal at the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals has shaped national mortgage law. Another has set present with the RICO statute, and yet another is the first in the nation regarding a complex area of the UCC. Contact Troy Doucet directly at (614) 944-5219 if you need help with an appeal.
The core of the majority of our litigation matters revolves around contracts, and usually contracts involving money and debt. It is normal for us to litigate contracts involving loans, mortgages, debt, real estate, leases, as well as the sale of good/services. We also have a lawyer on staff to help with oil/gas lease disputes. Call us if you to evaluate your contract dispute today at 614-944-5219.
Debtor Protection and Commercial Foreclosure
If you are a business owner who is facing foreclosure of your business property, Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A. can help. Our firm was built on helping those who were facing foreclosure litigation. We can work to protect you and your assets from foreclosure too.
Federal and Complex Litigation
We prefer to be in federal court for cases. Most lawyers get scared off by the federal court system, but we love it. Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A. can guide you throughout the course of federal or complex litigation and associated challenges. About 80% of the cases the firm files against big institutions are in federal court. We enjoy the complexity associated with federal litigation, and welcome the opportunity to discuss your complex case. We handle the litigation and trial work at the district level, as well as the appellate. Of course, we also regularly litigate in state court too.
Did another business induce you into a contract with false promises? Contact Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A. so we can evaluate your case. Call (614) 944-5219 for a free consultation.
We work hard on behalf of businesses who were scammed out of their hard earned cash. There is no need to write off losses associated with scams, especially if you can also recover attorneys’ fees from the wrongdoer. We are happy to evaluate your case, and can give you an idea of whether litigation is worthwhile considering collectibility issues you may face. Call today to see if we can help.
Small Business Lawsuits
If you are facing a lawsuit, considering filing a lawsuit, or have legal questions regarding the pursuance of a lawsuit, the small business lawyers at Doucet & Associates can provide direction. Contact us for more information and a consultation at (614) 944-5219. Ask how we might be able to help for as little as $800 a month paid towards our bill for simple matters.
Business Tenant RePresentation
Our firm can assist you understand your rights as a landlord/tenant as well as with developing, enforcing and settling lease negotiations. We can use our experience in litigation to help avoid some of the pitfalls of poorly drafted leases, or at least make you aware of some of the risks associated with the proposed lease.
Our lawyers are licensed in all of Ohio's state courts. We regularly represent clients in a range of litigation in state courts, usually regarding debts, contracts, sales, and purchases. If you need help with a smaller case or a larger one, we would like the opportunity to compete for your business. Give us a call today at (614) 944-5219 for a free consultation.
Tortious interference occurs when another business or person wrongly interferes with your business's ability to secure or keep customers. It might be a false statement, copied marketing, or similar branding. These kinds of claims can also run afoul of Ohio's UDAP statute. We can provide direction on whether the lawsuit would be economical, and recommend you contact us to have your case evaluated.
We take an objective-based approach to helping our clients. We look at your objectives, the facts on the ground, and the other party to help you evaluate options. Troy Doucet wrote The Art of War for Lawyers with an eye towards good strategy yielding good results.
In addition to our litigation and contract services, we can help with outside general counsel services. We know that it may seem difficult to determine when to hire a lawyer, but we try to make the process as cost efficient as possible.
Contact Troy Doucet at Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A. today for your free business consultation. Our phone number is (614) 944-5219.