Law Firm of Donahoe Irvin, PC

We have considerable experience, and devote a significant part of our practice, to representing clients in litigation matters.  However, as litigators, we are very mindful of and follow the philosophy of Abraham Lincoln, who said:

Discourage litigation.  Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.  As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

From the very first meeting with a client to discuss a potential litigation matter, throughout the litigation process and up to the eve of trial, we take the time to consider and explore all settlement options.  We understand that our clients’ time and resources are best spent growing their businesses, or simply just getting on with their lives. We therefore look for opportunities to mediate or use other forms of alternative dispute resolution where a matter can be resolved quickly and effectively, allowing our clients to focus their energies on their business and not on lawsuits.

There comes a time, however, when filing or defending a lawsuit is necessary to resolve a dispute.  We practice in state and federal trial courts all over Indiana. Our attorneys have handled numerous appeals and matters before the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Tax Court, and have filed for relief in the United States Supreme Court.  In addition, law firms and lawyers from other states often engage our firm to serve as local counsel in Indiana litigation matters. We assist clients with litigation, or potential litigation, in the following areas:

  • Breach of contract and business disputes
  • Business torts (e.g., tortious interference with contract or business relationship)
  • Construction claims and litigation
  • Disputes between owners of closely-held businesses, including shareholder, LLC-member and partnership disputes
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Fraud and misrepresentation claims; fraudulent transfers
  • Franchise disputes
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; trade secrets
  • Personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death