For 135 years the lawyers of Guttormsen & Hartley have been assisting clients with their civil and business disputes. Our vast experience has shown us that a lawsuit, though often a necessity, is not necessarily the most efficient way to manage a dispute. We are zealous advocates for our clients, but never lose sight of other forms of dispute resolution.

Too often, attorneys see litigation as the first tool for the resolution of differences. At Guttormsen & Hartley, LLP we explore all avenues of resolution, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration, before resorting to litigation.

Unfortunately, some disputes require court intervention. If you are involved in a dispute that is headed for litigation, we will vigorously, thoroughly and skillfully represent your interests before a judge or jury.

Our trial attorneys work closely with our experienced business lawyers, who are able to guide you through business transactions from inception to completion, identifying and addressing issues before they become major disputes.

Regardless of whether you’re civil and business matters are just commencing or have broken down, the experienced lawyers of Guttormsen & Hartley, LLP can protect your interests and help you achieve the goals you desire.

Sample areas where you may contact us for assistance include:

  • Business disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Partnership and Shareholders disputes
  • Construction contracts and disputes
  • Insurance issues (liability, health, coverage and bad faith)
  • Breach of contract
  • Liens
  • Collections
  • Creditor-Debtor issues
  • Other business, commercial and civil litigation issues

Contact any of the firm’s partners with questions. They are Tom Hartley and Neil Guttormsen.

The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law. See Terms of Use.