Adept at complex litigation and diverse business issues.

Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith offers clients a considerable range of legal expertise, but the firm does not attempt to be all things to all people. Through the years, we have honed our skills and focused on those areas where our greatest strengths lie – allowing us to provide the most effective counsel and exceptional value to our clients. As a result, a recent U.S. News & World Report study awarded Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith a first-tier ranking among “Best Law Firms” in the areas of commercial litigation, general litigation, eminent domain and condemnation, environmental law, banking and finance litigation, and securities litigation.

We represent individuals, small businesses, and large entities – providing general advice and counsel, counsel as to transactions, and representation as either plaintiffs or defendants – in shareholder actions, environmental suits, healthcare disputes, class actions, governmental investigations and representations, fraud litigation, products liability actions, insurance coverage cases, and probate and estate matters at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, and we are knowledgeable in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution.

Business and Commercial Litigation

Our Business and Commercial Litigation practice covers many types of commercial relationships, such as contract disputes, business break-ups, and other financial arrangements. We handle litigation involving management and corporate control issues, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder rights, employment agreements, non-compete covenants, financial transactions, insurance coverage, internal investigations, and regulatory affairs. We represent corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, individuals, and other entities.

Class Actions

We handle a broad range of federal and state class actions concerning insurance, environmental matters, securities, consumer finance, and products liability.

Construction Law

Our expertise includes contract and subcontract issues, insurance, performance issues, dispute resolution, and avoidance.

Contract Law

We assist clients with the creation, interpretation, and enforceability of all types of complex commercial instruments and agreements, including employment contracts, construction contracts, and business contracts. Our attorneys are well equipped to handle virtually all matters concerning contract formation, negotiation or dispute.

Corporate/Transactional Law

Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith counsels clients on corporate/entity structure, purchase and sale agreements, asset and stock sales, corporate/entity policies, corporate/entity transactions, and securities law.

Employment Law

Our labor and employment lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of employment litigation, including federal and state discrimination claims, non-compete agreements, collective and class actions, and arbitrations. We also help executives and human resource professionals preserve morale and protect company assets through resolution of workplace conflicts.

Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts

In addition to providing counsel on environmental issues that arise in their businesses, we also represent clients in matters such as enforcement actions before state and federal regulatory agencies, Superfund cost-recovery and contribution actions, and mass tort actions involving numerous parties.


Our attorneys represent clients with respect to all lines of the insurance and reinsurance business, including property and casualty, life, accident and health, and management and professional liability insurance.

Mediation and Arbitration

We regularly represent clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings; and several of our own attorneys are experienced mediators and certified arbitrators themselves.

Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation

Our attorneys represent executors, administrators, trustees, and beneficiaries. Our probate experience includes will contests, guardianships and conservatorships, and actions for breach of fiduciary duties, as well as disputes over trusts, powers of attorney, patient advocate designations, and living wills.

Products Liability

We have experience handling a broad range of state and federal product liability claims, including claims of design defect, manufacturing defect, breach of warranty, and failure to warn.