Areas of Expertise
Medical Malpractice Defense
Labor & Employment Law
Although Texas is an “at will” state, giving employers the right to terminate employees without cause, Texas employers face a growing number of claims, both statutory and common law. Typical allegations include disability discrimination, race, age and sex discrimination, as well as charges of defamation, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress.
Because defending these types of claims in court and before administrative agencies is expensive, employers are seeking cost effective solutions. As our clients, employers count on reasonable fees because of our specialization in this area, proven trial experience and lower overhead. This are of the law encompasses both traditional representation in contested proceedings as well as informal counseling. We are skilled in representing employers in mediation, arbitration, trial and administrative proceedings as well as in the board room. Accordingly, our lawyers:
In addition to cases invoking general tort law and various federal statutes, standards and regulations, Gonzalez Castillo, LLP attorneys handle products liability trials and appeals involving statutes that are unique to Texas. These statutes commonly impose liability for acts that may not be actionable elsewhere. The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), for instance, may subject product designers, manufacturers and sellers to liability for treble damages and opponents’ attorneys fees.
Gonzalez Castillo, LLP has experience with cases ranging from single plaintiff products liability cases to nationwide, multi-district litigation. We have tried DTPA claims brought by one corporation against another for product defects, and other cases alleging negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty and failure to warn. We have defended national and international healthcare corporations against liability claims involving medical devices. For insurance companies and self-insured corporations we have handled claims involving such products as:
Any lawyer who spends time in the courtroom knows that the case may not end with the jury verdict. Appeals to the higher courts are normal and expected, particularly in cases that raise novel and important issues of law. Gonzalez Castillo, LLP is available at every stage of the litigation process. We handle important motions in the trial court, requests for extraordinary relief, and appeals to the higher courts in both the state and federal systems. We have experience at all levels of the appeal process and our firm provides appellate help for Firm clients, and for lawyers at other firms who need similar assistance for their clients.
Gonzalez Castillo, LLP also recognizes the value of reducing uncertainty in this type of litigation, and works towards a resolution of important legal issues early in the litigation process so the client can make educated decisions at the appropriate time. We have the experience and expertise to counsel and advise clients on significant legal issues that may arise as part of, or outside, the litigation process.