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Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word “tort” comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer.
SBL attorneys have extensive experience and are uniquely well qualified to handle even complex personal injury and product liability (product defects) cases. Our legal and engineering training as well as the expertise of our technical consultants ensure that each case is properly evaluated and prepared for trial. SBL attorneys further provide free consultation to individuals with regard to potential cases.
SBL has experience in personal injury litigation including legal and medical malpractice litigation. Further, SBL has working relationships with other law firms having various specialties if additional litigation support becomes necessary.
What everybody misses here is that we are doing the same thing my father did. He licensed and litigated and protected his property, and we have to follow the same tradition, because the way the law reads, if you don’t protect it, you lose it. – Dexter S. King
Mark Smith - Member/Partner
Mr. Smith is the founding member of SBL and started the practice in 1995. He brings to SBL his diverse intellectual property, business law, engineering, aerospace and private practice experience. He concentrates his practice in the areas of high technology law including the acquisition, auditing, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights, with particular emphasis on patent, trademark, and trade secret matters; business strategies; and the formation of high technology ventures. Mr. Smith has experience in civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including patent, trade secret and unfair competition litigation as well as federal litigation involving “cutting-edge” issues involving trademark use and the Internet . He also has experience in business litigation, mergers and acquisitions, including corporate acquisitions, corporate compliance matters, and general corporate law matters.