Industries

Retail

Client Focus

Companies that sell products or services directly to consumers, either online or through traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Also includes companies whose products and services are sold directly to consumers; these companies may have a retail component, but it’s not their primary distribution channel.

Industry Contact

William H. Chamblee
T + 214.905.2003
E wchamblee@cr.law

Representative Clients

We’ve represented numerous retailers including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Hobby Lobby, The Home Depot, Inc., Shoe Show, Inc., GameStop Corporation, and Academy Sports + Outdoors.  We have also represented those in the consumer products and services industry such as Bayco Products, Inc., DFW Movers & Erectors, Inc., Hospital Housekeeping Services, United Road Towing, Inc., and W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Overview

Chamblee Ryan understands the retail industry. We understand the industry and the challenges retailers face to be successful. From big-box national chains to the mom-and-pop stores of historic downtowns, Chamblee Ryan offers experienced counsel to make the most of retail opportunities and when liabilities arise, to provide superior representation.

The retail industry is litigious. Retailers are facing increasing challenges that come from injuries to shoppers from a slip-and-fall, safety issues in the stores and parking lots, and labor and discrimination lawsuits from employees. Chamblee Ryan strives to be a full-service resource for all retailers in litigation and corporate counseling.  Our attorneys work with clients in risk management to identify issues and provide counsel.  When litigation is inevitable, we provide aggressive, cost-effective representation in personal injury, labor and employment claims, commercial and contract disputes, and property damage suits. Often we are approved counsel for the retailer’s insurance, or easily can be, so that the retailer’s insurer assumes defense costs.

We meet the retail industry’s demand. We use our innovative and established legal strategies with years of proven courtroom experience to provide our clients in the retail industry and their insurers with superior representation.  Chamblee Ryan provides deep experience, broad geographical reach, and a collaborative approach within the firm to allow for the involvement of attorneys well versed in numerous legal arenas.

Winning is our best product. In the courtroom, we have handled numerous challenging cases including patron injury, employee discrimination, and commercial disputes. We consistently try cases to verdict and achieve favorable results for our clients. Attorneys for Chamblee Ryan have developed strategies for lawsuits that aggressively protect the client’s best interests.

Results Driven

On appeal, successfully defended a trial verdict for the defense against a slip-and-fall claim for damages including over $300,000 in medical expenses.