WSHB proudly announces a resounding victory for our Florida team in a recent binding arbitration case. Our skilled attorneys successfully defended a national storage facility owner against a plaintiff who claimed injuries from a trip and fall incident on the property after compelling the case to binding arbitration.

"Today's victory is a testament to our firm's unyielding dedication and unwavering commitment to justice," exclaimed partner Ryan Schoeb. "We fought to protect our client's rights and expose the truth. This triumph showcases the extraordinary skill and expertise of our team and underscores the importance of presenting a strong defense in the face of adversity."

Despite facing steep settlement demands and the plaintiff's audacious request for $600,000 in compensatory damages and the threat of significant punitive damages, our tenacious team of legal warriors stood firm. Led by the brilliant minds of partner Ryan Schoeb, senior counsel Zach Williams, and associate James Tanton, WSHB skillfully dismantled the plaintiff's case brick by brick.

The plaintiff, armed with medical expenses totaling approximately $125,000 and having undergone a fusion surgery of the cervical spine, made additional claims of incontinence and sexual dysfunction attributed to the incident. Undeterred, our legal team and experts rose to the challenge, compelling the case to arbitration and preparing for battle.

WSHB’s team presented an airtight defense, revealing that our clients had absolutely no knowledge of any hazardous conditions on the property. Through the power of expert testimony from a renowned radiologist and a brilliant neurosurgeon, we strategically disputed the very foundation of the plaintiff's claims – causation – forcing plaintiff's case to collapse.

“We are thrilled to receive a defense verdict from the arbitrator,” said Ryan Schoeb. “The arbitrator, swayed by our compelling arguments and overwhelming evidence, ruled in favor of our client. This result saved our client from being handed a potential seven figure verdict against it.”

The elation felt by our client, who couldn't be happier with the outcome, reverberates within our firm. We take pride in our ability to provide exceptional legal representation, securing favorable outcomes even in the most challenging of cases.

Wood Smith Henning & Berman: Your Trusted Partner

Wood Smith Henning & Berman (WSHB) is a national law firm known for trial results and expertise in handling complex litigation. With our nationwide network of almost 500 lawyers across 41 office locations, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive litigation and counsel to both public and private companies. From start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations, we deliver legal representation that consistently achieves favorable outcomes for our clients.

At WSHB, our strength lies in our diverse and accomplished team of attorneys. We boast thought leaders and defense specialists in over 40 fields of practice, covering an extensive range of specialties.

Our expansive geographic footprint allows us to provide effective and efficient representation to clients nationwide, regardless of their location, background, or legal expertise. By prioritizing strategic and cost-effective approaches to litigation, our dedicated attorneys work tirelessly to protect the interests of our clients. We have a track record of success, securing numerous victories such as summary judgments and defense verdicts on behalf of our clients. As a trial firm, we have taken over 2,000 cases to verdict, making us well-equipped to handle even the most complex and high-stakes litigation matters across the country.

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