Jeff Raizner and Andrew Slania of Doyle Raizner LLP are pleased to announce the formation of Raizner Slania LLP, effective Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Along with a team of attorneys and staff, the two Texas Super Lawyers are continuing their nationwide legal practice at the new firm, and they will remain focused on commercial property insurance cases and select mass tort projects. The firm’s mission is to achieve the best possible results in the shortest amount of time.
The Raizner Slania LLP legal team will include Jeff Raizner, Andrew Slania, and Amy Hargis who collectively possess nearly 40 years of experience. With a nationwide practice based in Texas, Raizner Slania LLP attorneys are licensed in multiple states and have extensive backgrounds in high stakes litigation and managing large dockets of coordinated cases. “The spinoff is really a great opportunity for our lawyers to focus on what they do best,” said Raizner, “For the Raizner Slania team, that means commercial property insurance, a sector where we have become one of the preeminent litigation firms nationwide for cases arising out of natural disasters and other insured losses. Our firm will also continue to handle select mass tort projects that meet our criteria for having the potential to deliver strong results for our clients.”
A founding partner of Doyle Raizner LLP, Jeff Raizner is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with a long record of delivering results for clients. Raizner has tried to verdict a number of cases involving substantial damages. Perhaps even more important in today’s legal environment, Raizner has been entrusted with leadership roles on steering committees designed to efficiently and professionally manage coordinated dockets of cases in consolidated actions and multi-district litigation, often in matters involving first party insurance claims. Raizner’s career began at a top rated international law firm, which he left in 2003 to form Doyle Raizner LLP. Under Raizner’s guidance, Doyle Raizner LLP grew to become one of the premier contingent fee practices in Texas, with a national presence in both commercial property insurance matters and mass tort litigation against major insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and other global corporations.
Having been instrumental in Doyle Raizner LLP’s success in the commercial property insurance sector, Andrew Slania will become a named partner at the new firm. With substantial trial experience as both a veteran of a large international law firm and former prosecutor, Slania currently handles a nationwide docket of cases involving insurance losses to office buildings, retail centers, hotels, apartment complexes, churches, and other commercial properties. Slania has been elected as a Texas Super Lawyer with a number of successful resolutions of substantial litigation matters against the insurance industry. Embodying the firm’s philosophy of achieving the best possible results in the shortest amount of time, Slania has developed a strong national reputation and track record of meticulously investigating an opponent’s business conduct and practices in order to achieve full and fair settlement values.
Raizner Slania LLP will remain in its current location, which is a freestanding and easily accessible contemporary office building in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Montrose area. Consistent with past practice, Raizner Slania LLP will continue to be one of the most technologically advanced law firms in Texas, with state of the art case management and reporting systems designed to best serve the firm’s many clients. “Clients and counsel alike should expect to see a firm that is efficient, driven, and focused,” said Raizner about the new firm’s culture. The firm-wide commitment to technology and efficiency will provide clients with affordable, intuitive, and powerful legal services.
“Over the past several years, we’ve seen enormous change in the legal environment and today’s modern law firm needs to apply an efficient, business-based strategy for handling both client and firm resources,” said Raizner. “Our clients approach litigated matters as an investment in their future livelihood and success, and our job is to ensure we meet these expectations by maintaining a practical, analytical, and results driven focus.” The firm possesses the intellectual and financial resources necessary to succeed in today’s complex litigation environment, and its legal team holds a national reputation for excellence. “We are all very excited about the evolution of our firm, and with this change we look forward to better serving the goals and meeting the expectations of our clients and referral base,” said Raizner.