I have been working with many of the HKW professionals for over twelve years and at three separate companies across the country. As a CFO, I look to balance the cost certainty and dedication of an internal legal staff while also leveraging the broad scope of expertise of an external, full service law firm. With HKW, we are able to meet all of these strategic objectives and benefit further from the integrity and quality of their solution oriented, commercially minded team of corporate legal advisors.
Chief Financial Officer
Cleveland Unlimited, Inc.
In 2009 Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP represented my firm on a complex employment related matter in Florida. From the very beginning of the process to the courtroom victory, I felt informed, involved and confident every step of the way. Doug and his team were highly professional and clearly had command of the complex subject matter. In court, their performance was stellar, connecting with the jury and utilizing state of the art technology that helped everyone visualize and better understand the evidence at hand which lead to an almost immediate verdict in our favor. I am grateful for the excellent counsel we received from Hill, Kertscher & Wharton and would highly recommend them to my colleagues.
Director, Global Operations
I can’t say enough how privileged I feel to have had Doug Kertscher and his colleagues represent me in a suit I brought against a former employer. I had a stock dispute related to my employment. Doug Kertscher did all of his preparation thoroughly and was very easy to work with. His colleagues in the firm that I met and worked with were all impressive in the execution of their parts in the proceedings. The associated assistants (videographers) used in the courtroom proceedings were similarly impressive in the way they conducted their support duties. The firm representing my former employer was one of Atlanta’s largest. Hill, Kertscher Wharton ran circles around them. Thanks again, Doug, for a job well done!
Roger E. Ervast
Eagle Tech, Div of Burlingame Industries
In 2008 and 2009, Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP represented my firm in a several different litigation matters. Throughout the duration of these cases, the lawyers at HKW kept me well-advised so that I could participate effectively in important decisions relating to the tactical and substantive matters at issue. Steve Hill and his team handled each of these cases in such a way that we obtained positive results for the company across the board. In one case involving claims of defamation, Mr. Hill’s team was able to convince the plaintiff to dismiss the lawsuit. In a multi-party case involving antitrust and RICO claims, Mr. Hill devised a creative settlement strategy resulting in the early dismissal of the case against our firm with only one dollar changing hands. In the one case which proceeded to an arbitration hearing and a final judgment on the merits, Mr. Hill’s team was outstanding at trial, especially considering the technical subject matter at issue. With their capable assistance, we prevailed in the hearing despite being considerably outspent by our adversaries, resulting in an enormous savings to the company. I have worked with numerous law firms and I would enthusiastically recommend Hill, Kertscher & Wharton to my colleagues.
Vice President of Operations
SED International, Inc.