Davis & Ceriani, P.C. Client First Philosophy

Davis & Ceriani, P.C. was founded in 1978 with a philosophy that places the long-term interest of our clients first. On the litigation side, this philosophy drives us to help clients make decisions based not on the emotion of today, but on a calm and reflective evaluation of the costs and benefits. On the transactional side, we focus not just on getting a particular deal done, but on helping the client assure that the deal furthers the client’s global business plan.

Trial Lawyers with Litigation Expertise

In litigation, there are “litigators” and there are “trial lawyers.” “Litigators” file pleadings, take depositions and write briefs but rarely, if ever, actually go to trial. “Trial lawyers” do what is necessary to fully prepare for and then actually try cases which cannot be otherwise resolved. We pride ourselves on being, and having the reputation of being, true “trial lawyers.” We know that the best way to achieve an acceptable settlement for our clients is to approach each case as if it will actually be tried. That preparation—and our reputation of embracing rather than fearing the trial process—generates the kind of settlements that satisfy clients.

Deal Makers with Transactional Expertise

In business transactions, there are “deal breakers” and “deal makers.” “Deal breakers” nit-pick and jeopardize solid business deals with an inflexible “do it my way” attitude. “Deal makers” look for ways to make the deal work while protecting the client on all significant points. Our job is to help our clients understand the risks and rewards of particular transactions so that they can make informed and intelligent business decisions. If a client wants to make a deal, we promise our diligence, experience and attention to detail to make the deal happen.

We have intentionally kept the firm smaller than other firms that handle the high-stakes litigation and transactional work that we do. This allows us to focus on client representation rather than administrative issues, and allows us to be nimble and responsive while still having the personnel and resources necessary to handle massive, multi-million dollar cases and projects for national clients who have returned again and again. It also allows us to maintain a close-knit firm culture that fosters the kind of collaboration and “brain storming” which generate the best ideas and results.