Howarth & Smith handles trials for plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile, high-stakes litigation throughout the United States. It is the only firm in the country ever to have been selected by the National Law Journal for both "Top 10" plaintiff and "Top 10" defense verdicts in a single year.
Led by partners Don Howarth, Suzelle M. Smith, and Padraic Glaspy, Howarth & Smith’s practice is focused on high value, complex cases, including intellectual property, contract and fraud matters, legal malpractice, law partnership disputes, and general business litigation, including some catastrophic personal injury cases, and selected white collar criminal matters.
Some examples of matters handled by the firm are shown below.
ADC Telecommunications, Inc. v. Switchcraft, Inc.
- Appellate Decision
- Defendant's Opposition to Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law or New Trial on Infringement
United Tactical Systems, LLC v. Real Action Paintball, Inc., et al.
Kiini, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc., et al.
- The Fashion Law - Kiini, Victoria's Secret Settle Swimsuit Infringement Lawsuit
- Plaintiff's Proposed Jury Instructions
Fraud & Contract
Roger W. Corman, et al. v. Citco Group Limited, et al.
- The Hollywood Reporter - Roger Corman Lawsuit Blames Citco for Losing $60 Million of Family's Money
William Forti v. General Dynamics Corp. Consolidated with Dolores Blanton v. General Dynamics Corp.
Muse Family Enterprises, Ltd., et al. v. BTM Funding, Inc., et al.
George R. Ariyoshi, et al. v. Equinix, Inc., et al.
Right of Publicity
Olivia de Havilland, DBE v. FX Networks, LLC, et al.
JP Hyan v. Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff, Inc., et al.
- The National Law Journal - L.A.'s Rutter, Hobbs & Davidoff Hit with $10 Million Malpractice Verdict
KB Home v. K&L Gates, LLP, et al.
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Terry J. Adamson, et al. v. Grand Hotel Park SA, et al.
White Collar Crime
Commonwealth v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc.
- Supreme Judicial Court Opinion
- Boston Globe - Coakley Rebuffed by SJC In Bid to Prosecute Nursing Home Firm
State of California ex rel. Robert G. Bartlett, CPA v. ClubCorp USA, Inc., et al.