Experience Makes the Difference
Jardine, Baker, Hickman & Houston is a distinguished law firm that has nearly 200 years of combined litigation experience specializing in insurance defense, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation defense. Our promise to you is that your case will be personally handled by a senior partner with no less than 30 years of litigation experience.
Today’s legal landscape can be challenging to explore; yet our attorneys provide the utmost professionalism, vigorous advocacy, and a steadfast dedication to achieving results. These characteristics have shaped the firm’s reputation, providing strength and momentum in settlement negotiations and deterring frivolous claims. Since client service is the cornerstone of our mission, we are equally committed to emphasizing alternative dispute resolutions, where appropriate to offer the most cost-effective solutions possible.
Our dedication to providing outstanding litigation services is paramount. Yet, as in the natural world, today’s legal environment is a dynamic one, constantly reshaping and redefining its profile over time. Meeting the challenge of ongoing change is essential to skillful, long-term representation.By implementing innovative professional education and training programs, we ensure that the firm’s professional staff remains ahead of the curve in this ever-evolving legal environment—to consistently provide clients with efficient and expert service.
Jardine, Baker, Hickman & Houston began as an insurance defense law firm dedicated to representing corporations, insurance carriers and municipalities in all aspect of civil litigation. Our attorneys have over 90 years of experience litigating jury trials, mediating cases and attending settlement conferences. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their interests are protected and their rights are safeguarded.
The firm defends physicians, dentists, midlevel providers, nurses and medical staff against legal claims of medical negligence. Our attorneys have a strong grounding in medicine and its interrelationship with law as well as over 60 years of combined experience litigating medical negligence cases. Dozens of trials resulting in defense verdicts are testament to our commitment to medical providers.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE
Our attorneys are State Bar of Arizona certified specialists in workers’ compensation law with over 150 years of combined experience representing employers, carriers, third party administrators and self-insured employers. We are accomplished and aggressive lawyers who work with our clients in a team approach to provide the best representation possible and obtain early case resolution.
We offer no-cost consultations to our clients to answers questions as they arise on issues ranging from compensability to case closure. Early involvement allows us to work together with the claims representative before a claim even reaches litigation to ensure that, if litigation is necessary, the best result will be achieved.
Our experience in litigation allows us to negotiate favorable settlements for our clients, obtain early case closure and is why we are one of the leading firms in the negotiation of full and final settlements.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING BOARD DEFENSE
Our attorneys defend medical providers before the Arizona Medical Board, Arizona Osteopathic Board, Nursing Board, Chiropractic Board, Dental Board and Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants in administrative matters involving medical insurance carriers.
BAD FAITH DEFENSE
Bad faith litigation is a highly specialized area and our attorneys have years of experience helping insurers, as well as policyholders, resolve liability issues involving workers’ compensation, medical, property and accidental insurance. We counsel clients in all aspects of insurance coverage, including:
- First-party liability
- Third-party liability
- Wrongful denial of insurance coverage
- Improper handling of claims
- Improper handling of litigation
- Failure to settle
- The duties of good faith and fair dealing
PRODUCT LIABILITY DEFENSE
JBHH has been defending claims against our manufacturing and business clients for nearly 20 years. Whether involving claims brought by other business interests or by individuals alleging injury from certain products or operations, we have secured positive resolutions for our clients involved in several high dollar matters. Our work includes defending business and manufacturing clients in the following areas:
- Chemical and Toxic Exposure
- Commercial Trucking
- Tools and Hardware
- Contractor Installed Items
- Plumbing Products
- Industrial Equipment
- Commercial Rental Equipment
- Electrical Equipment and Electronics
- Pressure Control Devices
- Sporting Equipment
- Automotive Parts and Equipment