While some disputes can be resolved informally, other cases just need to go to trial. We are experienced trial lawyers ad appellate advocates, with the experience and skill to handle all phases of complex litigation from the preparation of initial pleadings through final judgment and collection. We can help you understand the risks and benefits of trial, craft legal strategies that will achieve your objectives, and zealously represent you in court.

Our attorneys regularly appear in court and have tried jury and non jury cases in state and federal courts through the Carolinas. In addition, we have pursued and defended appeals before the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, North Carolina state courts, and the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina.

Alternatively, legal disputes are increasingly being resolved outside the courtroom in private mediations and arbitrations. The attorneys at Hamilton Martens are experienced negotiators and have broad experience resolving cases through mediation. Herb Hamilton is a certified civil mediator, regularly serves as arbitrator for other cases around the state, and has helped parties resolve disputes through mediation and arbitration for over 20 years, representing individuals, and businesses large and small before arbitrators and arbitration panels.