Business Disputes
Commercial Collections
Commercial Disputes
Defense of Employment Disputes and Civil Rights Cases
Defense of Negligence Cases
Defense of Worker’s Compensation Claims
Insurance Defense
Personal Injury
Probate Disputes
Professional Liability Defense
Real Estate Disputes
Trucking and Transportation


The principal areas of our litigation practice include business, commercial, employment, construction, and claims involving death and injuries. We offer small and mid-sized companies and entities cost-effective representation with the level of expertise expected from a much larger firm. With substantial trial experience, our attorneys work closely with our clients to consider and use all options, including litigation, alternative dispute resolution, or litigation avoidance and counseling, where appropriate, to arrive at solutions that make good sense.

We undertake cases ranging from accidents involving catastrophic injuries to wrongful death. The firm’s experience includes representation of clients in State and Federal Court.

On a selective basis, DeFur Voran represents clients facing criminal allegations. We have extensive experience counseling clients accused of white collar offenses and those appearing as witnesses in criminal proceedings, including grand juries. We also will represent clients charged with traffic and driving offenses.

For many commercial clients, including banks, corporations, and collection agencies, DeFur Voran serves as counsel in the collection of significant debt obligations. We have experience in state and federal court, and in the collection of local and out-of-state debt.


Scott E. Shockley, Chair

Ashlyn R. Carter

Robert S. Daniels

Gabriel N. Eberhardt

Robert D. Emmerson

Michael D. Heavilon

Matthew L. Kelsey

Chase M. Patterson

Daniel Rey-Silva

Michael D. Wilhelm

James R. Williams