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Practice Areas

Our attorneys have a wide array of litigation experience and specialized legal knowledge.  The diverse interests and backgrounds within the firm enable us to help clients across a vast spectrum.  Our ability to analyze legal and societal trends means that our practice areas keep growing and evolving, changing to fit the needs of our clients.

Consumer Protection

In today’s increasingly competitive environment, many companies have structured their business models around deceptive and unfair practices that target consumers.  Some of these predatory tactics include false or misleading advertising, high-pressure sales, charging for services that are never actually provided

Computer Privacy

Whether it’s the credit card number used in an online purchase, a medical history, a college application, the list of the websites you’ve visited in the last month, or your e-mail or home address, your personal data is being collected

Class Actions

Carney Bates & Pulliam is committed to holding Big Business and governments accountable.  Attorneys in our firm have faced the world’s largest corporations, forcing settlements, curbing illegal practices, and recovering over a billion dollars for class members.

Whistleblower Claims

Numerous federal and state laws protect and reward those who report corporate wrongdoing.  These private citizens, called “whistleblowers” or “relators,” play an essential role in combating fraud and protecting society from the damage caused by unethical business practices.

Securities Litigation

Protecting Investors, Recovering Assets With a news cycle dominated by stories of fraud, greed and mismanagement at some of the world’s most successful companies, it is more important than ever to heed the warning of legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO

Defective Products

When a company allows a defective product to enter the marketplace, it puts consumers at risk of substantial injury or even death.  News programs are overrun with stories of dangerous items, such as harmful prescription drugs, faulty medical devices, defective automobiles, dangerous toys…

Mergers & Acquisitions

Carney Bates & Pulliam has built a strong practice representing public shareholders of companies undergoing “change-of-control” transactions, including management-led leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, or other going-private transactions.  In connection with these corporate restructurings, shareholders are given either cash …

Environmental Law

Sometimes the quest for economic growth results in damage to our environment, private property and even our health.  At Carney Bates & Pulliam, our goal is to see that such damage and injury, whether caused by greed, negligence or poor …

Employment Law

Carney Bates & Pulliam represents clients across the spectrum of employment-related litigation, including vindicating workers’ rights in suits related to discrimination, fair wages and the protection of pension funds and other employee benefits.  The firm has the experience and resources …

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan in which a company contributes its stock (or money to buy its stock) to the plan for the benefit of the company’s employees.  Currently, it is estimated that ESOPs are …