General Civil Litigation Law

At Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan & Bradfute, P.A., we believe that every case has the potential to go to trial and therefore each case, whether general civil litigation or insurance defense, is analyzed with trial as the ultimate solution in the event the matter cannot be resolved. All settlement options are explored, but the firm’s attorneys are always prepared to take every case to trial if favorable settlement or other pretrial disposition cannot be reached. Plaintiff’s lawyers are more inclined to accept a reasonable settlement offer if they know the defense attorney is prepared and willing to go to the mat. At the same time, our attorneys are always cognizant of the cost involved in protracted litigation, and we endeavor to provide the most cost-effective procedures and strategies for the benefit of our clients.

Our firm has a long history of effectively representing all of our clients. We pride ourselves in our ability to tailor a defense to a particular set of facts, with the goal of providing each client with the most effective service under the particular circumstances of each case. Our attorneys are experienced not only in litigation, but also in claims counseling. In addition to providing advice regarding the most efficient way to handle an individual case, we are also available to advise insurance carriers regarding general business practices. The firm’s attorneys will work to ensure the client’s compliance with insurance regulations, and to protect the client’s reputation in the community.

Buckner Shifrin represents a number of insurance carriers including being a participating and contracted vendor for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

The Firm practices in the following areas of law:

  • Appeals
  • Catastrophic and personal injury
  • Construction defects litigation
  • First and Third party property damage
  • General civil litigation
  • Insurance related and coverage litigation
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Motor vehicle liability defense
  • Personal injury protection (PIP)
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability