Estate Planning and Probate Law
State and Federal Trials
State, Federal, and Administration Appeals Trials
Alternative Dispute Resolutions
A significant part of the firm’s practice consists of handling appeals in both state and federal courts. Our appellate practice is not limited to cases handled by Hodgkins, Trump, & Hugh, P.A. at the trial court level, as we often are retained for the specific purpose of pursuing or defending an appeal.
We have represented all entities in the construction project chain, including owners, design professionals, construction managers, contractors and subcontractors, and suppliers. These disputes have ranged from contract interpretation, completion, and performance questions to claims for damages sustained by contractors and owners alike as a result of change orders, delays, disruptions, and acceleration.
Creditors’ Rights and Foreclosures
The Firm handles creditors’ rights litigation. Including debt collections, foreclosures of mortgages and other liens on real estate, foreclosures of security interests in collateral, and replevin of collateral.
Over the years the firm has handled every aspect of eminent domain litigation, representing governmental units and public utilities condemning property, and defending governmental units and public utilities against claims of inverse condemnation. Hodgkins, Trump, & Hugh, P.A. also has represented property owners in defending condemnation actions, claiming inverse condemnation, and contesting the condemning authority’s valuation of their property. William Trump has served as Staff Attorney for Arkansas State Highway Commission.
Our firm provides legal counseling in family law, including the initiation of proceedings for the dissolution of marriage, preparation of pre-marital agreements, representation of clients in child custody and support proceedings, negotiation and preparation of post-marital property settlement agreements, and enforcement of pre-marital agreements upon dissolution. We also handle guardianships and adoptions, including contested proceedings.
General Commercial and Corporate
In addition to the specific areas mentioned, we handle all varieties of commercial and corporate litigation, including contract, business tort, Uniform Commercial Code, computer, banking law, landlord-tenant, professional liability, and personal and real property disputes.
As businesses have faced increased and expanded theories of liabilities, issues of insurance have also increased in importance and complexity. The firm regularly represents clients regarding insurance coverage issues as well as regulatory issues.
Personal Injury/Property Damage
We have represented plaintiffs, defendants, and insurers in a variety of tort cases involving personal injury, death, medical malpractice, and property damage. Our experience includes the negotiation of structured settlements involving complex settlement terms.
Probate (Wills, Trusts and Estates)
The firm has for many years represented heirs, beneficiaries and fiduciaries, both individual and corporate, in probate-related litigation including will contests, actions involving the administration of trusts, and claims for and against estates.
Much of the firm’s litigation practice involves representing private parties in administrative proceedings before governmental agencies. We have appeared before numerous federal and state agencies in a variety of government regulatory areas. The firm also handles judicial appeals from administrative decisions, as well as original actions against governmental agencies for injunctions or declaratory judgments. William Trump represents the Arkansas State Medical Board.