In any endeavor, focus is the key to success. At Secrest Wardle, we are structured to focus our resources on insurance defense, municipal law, and business law. Within each of these fields, our teams of legal specialists provide the expertise required to meet your specific needs.


Insurance Defense
Insurance defense is the foundation upon which Secrest Wardle was built, and this tradition of excellence continues today. We represent commercial and municipal clients through national and international insurance carriers. We are also a valuable ally to our insurance clients, resolving a broad range of insurance coverage issues.


Municipal Law
Secrest Wardle is widely known as the premier provider of legal services to municipalities throughout the region. Boasting one of the largest municipal law practices in the state, we are experienced with nearly every aspect of the complex laws affecting local communities.


Commercial & Business Law
Representing both international and domestic corporations, Secrest Wardle provides counsel on a wide range of commercial and business issues and possesses a reputation as one of the most effective defense litigation firms in the country. We are committed to solving our clients' business disputes in the most efficient and economical manner through litigation avoidance, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and trial.


Alternative Dispute Resolution


Commercial and Business Law


Drug and Medical Device


Environmental and Toxic Tort

Family Law

General Negligence

Governmental Litigation

Insurance Coverage

Intellectual Property / Advertising Injury

Malpractice / Professional Liability

Motor Vehicle Litigation


Premises Liability

Product Liability

Property, Fire and Casualty

Real Estate

Trucking/Commercial Vehicle Litigation