The Javier Law Firm counsels clients in all phases of business development including corporate formation, employment contracts, the implementation of corporate policy, negotiating business disputes, and even assisting clients with issues involving land use and zoning.
The Javier Law Firm provides comprehensive commercial collections services to its clients. Where necessary, The Javier Law Firm will prosecute a case through trial and appeal against non-paying debtors. Services provided include: demand letters to debtors, settlement negotiations, discovery, dispositive motions, trial, and post judgment collection efforts.
Labor & Employment Law
The Javier Law Firm counsels and defends corporations with regard to all types of employment related claims in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. These claims include those involving wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, EEOC claims, and unemployment.
In addition, the Firm represents clients locally and nationally in matters involving OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration), whether it be assisting with OSHA investigations or defending OSHA citations and penalties.
The Javier Law Firm counsels its clients in all areas of law to avoid litigation wherever possible. However, when litigation can not be avoided, the Firm is prepared to mount an aggressive and comprehensive defense for its clients. The formulation of its litigation strategy emanates from initial discussions with its client to determine the client’s concerns regarding the case and the direction it would like to see with regard to the progression and conclusion of the suit. Taking this into account and in addition to evidence which develops from our discovery efforts, The Javier Law Firm also considers other factors which inevitably have an impact on a case such as jurisdiction, venue, and even the opposing counsel. The Firm’s thoroughness in its approach, its ability to provide a cost effective defense on behalf of its clients, and its success rate have allowed it to maintain and develop strong relationships with its clients, many of which are Fortune 500 companies.
Premises & Restaurant Liability
Premises liability claims can range from defective premises to negligent maintenance and/or construction. These claims involve alleged injuries to persons and even property damage in cases involving slip and falls, and even falling merchandise. The Javier Law Firm represents merchants in premises liability lawsuits and keeps abreast of all jurisprudential changes throughout Louisiana affecting the liability of merchants. This allows the Firm to comprehensively defend these claims and its approach is designed to minimize the exposure and/or overcome the liability facing its clients.
The Javier Law firm represents many national restaurants in Louisiana with regard to all aspects of litigation affecting their business including employment practices litigation, premises liability, food poisoning claims, and workers’ compensation claims.
Workers Compensation/Employer’s Liability
The Javier Law Firm represents many employers, third party administrators, and insurance companies with regard to the defense of workers’ compensation cases. The Firm is often sought after by its clients to provide risk management assessments and to establish protocols in order to reduce the clients’ workers’ compensation exposure. The Firm also represents clients with regard to lien and/or subrogation recoveries involving third party claims. The Javier Law Firm also defends employers and third party administrators with regard to the “PPO litigation” and has been at the forefront of the defense of these claims since their inception. In 2014, the Firm successfully argued the retroactive application of the Medical Treatment Guidelines before the Louisiana Supreme Court.
The Javier Law Firm also brings expertise with regard to the defense of retaliatory discharge claims along with claims alleging intentional tort.
Other Practice Areas
In addition to the above, The Javier Law Firm has extensive experience in representing clients in matters involving construction litigation, products liability, and medical malpractice.