Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles & Devine, LLC, represents businesses in court, mediation, and private arbitration. We have been selected as one of "America's leading business law firms" by Chambers USA each year that its prestigious guide has been published.
While experienced in defending business cases, we now almost exclusively represent companies which have been wronged. Our clients include all types of businesses, from family enterprises to large corporations, in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, RICO, intellectual property, business divorces, antitrust, and business torts.
We are known for alternative billing methods in business cases, including contingent and fixed fees. Our creative approach was the subject of a 1992 story in the Fulton County Daily Report. One former client told the paper that because of our contingent fee his small company was able to sue a large competitor without fear of being litigated into bankruptcy. Another -- the general counsel of an Atlanta bank -- explained the bank was attracted to a contingent fee so that it "would not be worn down by hourly fees ... which might lead to a premature settlement."
Here are some examples of our business clients and the problems which we helped solve for them: