Trial and Appellate Practice


First and foremost we are litigators. While we have used our knowledge as to what can go wrong in the field or may be prevented, we have handled major cases for our global logistics, transportation, business and international trade clients, in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Andrew Spector has extensive trial experience, establishing industry leading precedents that have been the cornerstone of industry practices. Ronald Gainor has tried over 80 cases to verdict and was lead trial counsel in a landmark prosecution out of the Northern District of California where a senior executive of a national brokerage company was charged with and acquitted of felony transportation and moving fraud allegations brought be the U. S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General. Our attorneys are hands-on and personally committed to trial advocacy. We have routinely tried cases in the following areas:

  • Transportation and logistics disputes concerning cargo losses
  • Customs broker negligence defense
  • Insurance broker negligence defense concerning failure to procure coverage
  • Trucking accidents including wrongful death claims
  • Aviation passenger claims for personal injury to property losses
  • Plane crash litigation including hull claims and wrongful death
  • Project logistics
  • White collar ¬†and criminal defense
  • Professional Liability

Our appellate practice is well-known for the landmark rulings and has argued appeals before the highest state and federal courts in several states, including New York, Florida Texas and Illinois. We are admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and U.S. Court of International Trade.