Helping Businesses And Individuals Resolve Disputes

The experienced litigators at Huffman Butler & Mason, PLLC, welcome the opportunity to use their legal knowledge and courtroom skills to help you get justice. Civil rights, constitutional rights, housing, business, employment - whatever the matter, you need a seasoned attorney by your side to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our attorneys can take on the most complex legal issues. Even when we believe an issue is likely to be settled, we always prepare each case for the real possibility of trial. And during trial, we lay the groundwork for potential appeal to higher courts.

Constitutional Liberties Litigation

As staunch advocates for your freedom, our focus is you and your rights. Whether you face questions of your rights to own and use a firearm, or if you are being unlawfully denied your civil liberties, you can count on us to fight on your behalf. Despite the 2008 ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller which in essence upheld the right to bear arms, including self protection within the home , lawful citizens still face challenges to their self protection.

If you have questions about your rights, or need lawyers who will stand up for you in state and federal courts in Arkansas and Tennessee. Contact a firm that knows the most current laws, and knows how to apply them to your individual situation. We fight for many types of civil and constitutional rights, including:

  • 2nd Amendment rights - As citizens we have the basic right to bear arms. Sometimes gun owners lose these rights, including if they have been convicted of certain crimes. If you have questions or believe that your rights are being unlawfully limited, contact us.
  • 4th Amendment rights - Often in the news, the 4th amendment is important on a national level, but what about your individual right to freedom from unlawful searches? If you feel that your home, your belongings or your private affairs have been violated, we can advise you on your individual situation and strategically plan your defense.

Employment litigation

The number of employment-related lawsuits filed by both employers and employees has grown tremendously in the past several years. Federal laws like the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from treating workers unfairly because of certain characteristics, such as race, age, gender, disability or age.

Whether you are an employer or an employee, our attorneys help you understand your legal position and advise you of your options. We have experience with employment litigation matters involving:

  • Discrimination
  • Favoritism
  • Failure to hire or promote
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Employee leave
  • Workplace injuries
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Drug testing
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation
  • Harassment

As a civil rights law firm, we are also uniquely qualified to handle any case involving civil rights violations by your employer.

Business And Commercial Litigation

Most companies inevitably face commercial litigation at least once during their life cycle. The term generally refers to any civil lawsuit that involves business issues. In many cases, business lawsuits involve a deal gone bad, otherwise known as a breach of contract. A "breach" occurs when one of the parties to an agreement fails to fulfill its obligations, such as failing to pay for services provided.

In many cases, heading to trial is not the only or the best option. Businesses can achieve favorable results through settlement, negotiation or by exploring alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. Both forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are faster and less costly than litigation. Mediation, in which a neutral third party facilitates negotiations between the two sides, also has a very high rate of success of approximately 80 percent. However, if these means prove fruitless, our legal team is always prepared to go to trial.

Our civil litigation attorneys have the legal experience and business knowledge to assess your case and provide you with the ability to make informed decisions. We have represented businesses of all sizes in common disputes, such as:

  • Breach of contract actions
  • Partnership disputes
  • Franchise issues
  • Construction liens
  • Replevin actions
  • Shareholder disputes

In addition to bringing and defending these actions, our lawyers can draft any documents your business may need - from formation agreements to contracts and employee handbooks.

Real Estate And Real Property Litigation

Litigation is bound to arise in the real estate industry. Real estate transactions involve a number of interested parties, including buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, brokers, lenders and developers. They also include a wide range of legal documents, such as purchase and sale agreements, leases and financing documents. If any one piece of the transaction falls apart, it can lead to a complicated lawsuit.

Our firm can help you through litigation of any real estate dispute:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Adverse possession
  • Easements
  • Title and deed problems
  • Rezoning
  • Eminent domain actions
  • Real estate liens
  • Mortgages
  • Trespass
  • Ejectment
  • Landlord-tenant relations
  • Leases

Our in-depth knowledge of real estate law gives our firm a distinct edge when dealing with civil litigation cases related to real estate. We understand the complexities of real estate law, are experienced litigators and use everything we know to your advantage.

Talk To Experienced Trial Litigators Today

You can count on Huffman Butler & Mason, PLLC, for reliable and aggressive counsel during civil rights litigation. To discuss your case with a seasoned trial attorney, call 901-410-0689 or book an appointment on our online scheduler. We offer a free initial consultation and flexible office hours with offices in Benton, Arkansas, and Covington, Tennessee.