Our Practice

Complex Civil and Criminal Litigation

Our business litigation practice combines our long history of representing plaintiffs in complex business cases with our broad experience in defending organizations and individuals in a wide variety of business and government enforcement disputes.  IKR clients choose us not because we are known as a plaintiff-oriented or a defense-oriented firm—they choose us because of our trial skills in complex business disputes. Our trial experience for plaintiffs and defendants informs our perspective on how our opponents are likely to manage a case. Our background working with complex financial matters and with sophisticated clients gives us insight into best practices for business and enforcement litigation decision-making and strategies.  Whether plaintiff or defendant, individual or organization, civil or criminal, we are able to simplify our client’s complex litigation issues for presentation to judges, juries or arbitrators.  We focus on really getting to know and understand our clients, their business practices and risk tolerances, their industries and, from all of that, how to best position their case for trial.

Business Litigation

Izard, Kindall & Raabe represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex business litigation matters.  Our lawyers have prosecuted and defended business lawsuits for clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to individual entrepreneurs.  Our trial experience in complex business disputes is broad and deep.  Our team has tried complex antitrust, intellectual property, unfair trade, securities, financial fraud and many other commercial disputes.  Our clients have been from various industries, including insurance, banking, financial services, defense, aerospace, high tech, oil and gas, consumer services and dairy.  We have served as national defense and coordinating counsel for major corporations.  Our team has represented plaintiffs in high stakes commercial litigation, both for individuals and corporations left with no business solution for a commercial dispute.

Our clients appreciate our approach:  we don’t “litigate,” we work to simplify complex issues and prepare those issues for trial in a compelling and convincing manner.  While many cases don’t go to trial, we believe that the team that is best prepared for trial gets the best results for their clients.  Our experience with mediation and other types of alternative dispute often leads to successful results before trial. But, our trial experience is the foundation for those results. Law firms that “litigate” cases rack up big fees; law firms that get cases ready for trial get results, and often early in the dispute.

Representative Matters

White Collar Criminal Defense

Few cases create more stress for clients than a criminal investigation or prosecution.  We understand the stakes and the stress from our many years of experience.  As a result, we work intensely to minimize the impact of criminal proceedings and to vindicate the wrongly accused.  Our lawyers have handled high stakes prosecutions for public officials, major corporations, officers and executives and citizens who have been targeted in government investigations and prosecutions.  A key to effective criminal defense is the proven ability and confidence to go to trial.  Proven trial skills and commitment to a client’s position drive fair plea negotiations where appropriate and they are essential when criminal charges are unjustified and the government needs to be forced to try to prove its claims.  Our team has tried a wide variety of significant criminal cases, including criminal antitrust, government contracting fraud, political corruption, kickbacks and other major felonies.

Courts have recognized our commitment and trial skills.  In recognition of our dedication to criminal defense and to the interests of justice for all citizens, our team has been appointed by the federal court to represent the indigent in federal death penalty cases and to represent those without resources and in dire need of skilled zealous trial counsel in the most serious of state court felony prosecutions.

Representative Matters

Class Actions

Our Class Action practice provides access to court for people who otherwise could not afford to vindicate their rights.


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