We have the knowledge, skill, resources and access to top experts across the nation and internationally to build a strong, strategic case on your behalf. Our team of trial lawyers and a support staff that includes top-notch investigators, researchers and paralegals all contribute to our consistent success. Read on to learn whether we are the right choice for you.
We Prepare, From Day One
Our team prepares from day one to go to trial. This meticulous preparation and our experience at winning critical pretrial motions have helped us win favorable results outright or dramatically improve our client’s position.
We Think Outside The Box
We are retained on cases that are complex. They defy standard, “cookie cutter” solutions. Whether it’s a case of severe parental alienation, false accusation of child abuse, transnational theft of trade secrets or other complex disputes, we are brought in for our ability to problem-solve. While our team prepares to go to trial from day one, we simultaneously search for creative, out-of-the-box solutions to the complex dispute at hand. The goal is not to win at all costs. The goal is to craft an effective resolution in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
We Travel To You
We have been retained to represent clients and/or consult with their attorneys in dispute resolution and litigation in various jurisdictions around the country, at the state, federal and appellate level.
Our culturally diverse group of attorneys and associates are multilingual. Most of all, they are fluent and flexible in the language of protecting your rights, no matter what it takes.
Please call or email our firm to discuss your immediate criminal defense, family law, commercial litigation or any other legal concern today.
Why Ann Arbor?
Joshi is based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. With our consulting, dispute resolution, litigation practice spanning across the country and internationally, we are often asked: “Why Ann Arbor?” The answer is simple: Ann Arbor is easy to love and hard to leave!
The Ann Arbor area has several international airports within easy reach from our location. On short notice, our attorneys can be in any courtroom in the nation. It has two major universities, hundreds of high-tech and life science businesses, and one of the most sophisticated, highly skilled, highly educated work forces in the nation. Ann Arbor offers us a large talent pool to draw from and being located in the Midwest offers us an operational cost advantage that in turn allows us to pass it on to our clients in terms of creative and flexible fee arrangements.
The Ann Arbor area is energized with opportunity and it’s no surprise that entrepreneurs are inspired to launch a myriad of startups here. Some of America’s most innovative, progressive and dynamic businesses are headquartered or have large operations in Ann Arbor, including Con-way, Domino’s Pizza, Ford Motor Company, Google, Hyundai, MASCO, Thomson Reuters, Mahindra and Zingerman’s.
Finally, Ann Arbor has been consistently ranked as one of the best places to work, live and raise a family.
Where We’ve Won
The following is a collection of client successes we have achieved throughout the United States. Contact us at Joshi to discuss your options with a law firm with national and international reach.
Our client, a father, was being accused of being “abusive,” “apathetic” and “controlling.” No matter what he did, it was never good enough. It was damned if he did, damned if he didn’t. His former wife — the mother of his three children — had one excuse or another to deny him parenting time and access to his children, all the while engaging in parental alienation and brainwashing the kids. Moreover, the client’s former wife triangulated the professionals, orchestrated a phony child protective services finding and induced the client to agree to a “cooling off” period wherein he would have no contact with his children. Our team entered the case and began an intensive preparation for a trial. Not only were we able to overturn the faulty finding of the child protective services, after an aggressive discovery, but also we were able to demonstrate that the professionals were either incompetent or hoodwinked by the client’s former wife. In the end, the client’s custody and parenting time were fully restored and he was granted reparative/makeup parenting time for the time that he lost. More importantly, the court entered a no-contact order against the client’s former wife/mother/alienator and restrained her from contacting the children for a limited time to allow them to settle down with their father.
As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas! Our client was accused of sexually abusing his step daughter. The State of Texas along with their army of experts and DNA specialists were out to get a conviction that would have put our client behind the bars for the rest of his life. Our team was brought in to aggressively fight false allegations of sexual abuse. It took three years of work to battle the full weight of the State of Texas and their attorney general who had marshaled numerous lawyers, many clerks and investigators, a huge budget, many experts, and their DNA labs to score a conviction at trial. After a monthlong trial, our team scored a win: Not guilty on all counts!
In a nationally publicized trial in Georgia, a kindergarten teacher was facing 22 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving three little girls. Her sentence would have been 400 or more years in prison. This teacher lost her job, her house, her children and nearly her marriage — all before trial, as a result of merely being accused. After intense scientific research, testimony from world-renowned experts and a monthlong trial, our attorney led a legal team, including several Georgia and Tennessee attorneys to win this teacher a “not guilty” verdict on all 22 counts!
In a thinly veiled conspiracy to usurp family property and inheritance, our client — a loving grandmother — was accused of sexually abusing her granddaughter. Our review of the forensic interview of the child along with the police reports, school records, psychological records and an in-depth analysis of the family dynamics demonstrated that the complaining witness had been repeatedly interviewed in a highly suggestive fashion that left no stone unturned to elicit a “right” answer. We launched an attack on the competency of the complaining witness and asked the court to conduct a full-blown evidentiary hearing on the issue of taint, source monitoring and human memory prior to the trial. After the evidentiary hearing — at which our team presented expert testimony on these issues — the state dropped the case and dismissed all charges.
In Pennsylvania, our client (a respected medical professional) was faced with a nasty divorce. After his soon-to-be-ex wife traipsed around the Pennsylvania countryside, blithely telling anyone who would listen that she was going to take everything our client had, she got serious and filed false allegations of sexual abuse. Joshi got involved as the investigation was underway, and as a result of our expertise in these situations, all of these false criminal charges were dropped with prejudice.
Our client was accused by the state of failing to protect her children from an abusive father. The state tried to terminate her parental rights. Over the course of the case, we worked with the client, protective services, a guardian ad litem and therapists to demonstrate our client’s parental fitness and her bond with her children. The months of hard work and personal development by our client put her in a strong position to show that termination of her rights would not be in the best interests of her children. After a contested trial, we were able to demonstrate that our client’s parental rights should not be terminated and she should be allowed to have a relationship with her children. She is currently involved in a reunification plan to restore her full rights to parent her children.
Our client — an engineering services company headquartered in Switzerland — came under fire from one of the largest law firms in the state demanding payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a breach of contract civil lawsuit. Our team worked diligently to develop a strong defense and countersued the plaintiff for damages. Through the use of motion practice and intensive discovery depositions of opposing side’s corporate officers, engineers and expert witnesses we demonstrated that the claims made against our client lacked merit. Ultimately, on the eve of trial, the plaintiff chose to settle the lawsuit for a small fraction of the amount sued for.
At times it pays off to change horses in midstream. We were brought in to replace an existing legal team by a firm specializing in designing wind turbines and other innovative engineering solutions that was under attack not only for allegations of breach of contract, but also for the ownership of the intellectual property that was developed. The documents exchanged in discovery — contractual documents, engineering drawings, email correspondence, financial documents, patent filings and related litigation in different states — were overwhelming. Nevertheless, by paying painstaking attention to detail and crafting an aggressive litigation strategy our team prevailed in the case. Not only did our client emerge from the case without having to pay a single dollar to the other side, but also retained the intellectual property rights to the technology that was developed.
Although we are based primarily in Michigan, we are asked to litigate and consult on cases nationwide and at times, internationally. Recently our consulting work paid off in the state of New York. Our client was accused of improper conduct with a minor as the result of an internet “sting” set up by police. The photographs exchanged between the “minor” — in reality, a police officer — along with the text messages that the state had obtained convinced the prosecution of a “slam dunk” win. We formulated a winning defense out of the fact that our client always believed he was speaking with an adult via internet dating coupled with interplay of adult sexuality, fetishes and “role-play” fantasy. Our strategy paid off. The jury came back with a “not guilty” verdict.
Texas And Arkansas
We firmly believe that the best defense to criminal cases is a good offense. This is particularly true when we have a chance to get our foot in the door with law enforcement before charges are filed. Recently, we were successful in preventing charges from being filed in a cross-state case of sexual misconduct allegations by vigorously preparing and working with law enforcement before charges were ever brought into notice.
An Arizona client was facing false allegations of abuse to a young son he was rarely permitted to see. After our attorneys took the case and did in-depth research into the allegations, we were able to show that they were completely unfounded. We prevented the allegations from being formally charged, and we achieved a generous parenting plan. Today, that little boy enjoys the company of his father more than three times as much as he was allowed to see him before.
Our client, an international outsourcer of business process services, brought an action for fraud against a mortgage finance company in the United States. To avoid a jury trial on what was a clear-cut case of fraudulent conduct, the defendants filed a claim for arbitration and moved to have the entire action removed to arbitration on the grounds that the underlying contract between the parties contained an arbitration clause. After an intensive battle in the trial court, our attorneys won the argument. The case was allowed to proceed to trial and the “red herring” arbitration claim was stayed.
In a recent case, a father of six was facing the breakup of his family. After the mother of the children began falsely accusing the father of sexual abuse to some of the children, our attorneys got to work. Our in-depth research into the background and facts of the case showed a long history of the mother filing false claims of all kinds. We proved that the father was a good and loving parent. The research, witnesses and scientific material we developed resulted in all charges being dropped.
Our client, an international information technology solutions provider, discovered that their former employee, a software engineer, was in serious breach of her non-disclosure and noncompetition agreement with our client. The former employee had begun working with a customer of our client, which in turn threatened several ongoing projects that our client had with this customer. Our client was in danger of losing highly lucrative projects, and the livelihoods of many employees hung in the balance. Our attorneys, after a thorough investigation, sought an immediate intervention from the court to restrain the former employee from working for the customer. Days before an evidentiary hearing on our request for a restraining order, the case was settled to the satisfaction of our client, and the business was saved.
Another father of six, was facing the agonizing threat of termination of his parental rights to all six of his children. After Joshi succeeded in getting all allegations of sexual abuse dropped, we created a strong defense for this father’s rights. After a 3-week trial, the petition to terminate his parental rights was thoroughly debunked and dismissed, and the father and his children are now beginning to heal.
A California resident, after attending a wedding with his dysfunctional family members, was accused of a crime of criminal sexual conduct. The police, after listening to the victim’s version of the events was about to wrap up the investigation and request a warrant for our client’s arrest. Our attorneys launched an investigation and had our licensed private investigators talk to several eye-witnesses. Our attorneys also discovered several social media websites where the victim had posted comments that negated her claims to being a victim of a sex crime. After our attorneys presented the county prosecutors with details of our investigation, the case was closed.
A franchisee of a nationwide franchise was in the red, bleeding cash and wanted to bail on the loss-making franchise. Unfortunately, the client was locked into a franchise agreement that exposed him to hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages in case of the termination of his franchise prior to a set term. Our attorneys negotiated a settlement with the franchisor and the landlord that allowed the client to walk away from the franchise at a fraction of what the client was required to pay under the contract.
Our client, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer based out of India, was sued in Chicago over claims of breach of contract and intentional tort. With evidence spanning across continents — in India, Ireland and United States — our team conducted aggressive discovery while maintaining jurisdictional challenges. End result: after a trial on jurisdictional issues, the United States court dismissed the lawsuit against our client.
An employee of our client, a software developer company, caused an unintentional security breach. While accessing a peer-to-peer network, the employee inadvertently leaked files containing sensitive personal data of hundreds of employees on the internet. After the client became aware of the security breach, our attorneys worked with the client’s in-house legal department to control the fallout and mitigate the damage. Our attorneys conducted an extensive investigation along with computer forensic and security experts, data recovery experts, and carefully complied with the data security breach notification laws of several states. Our proactive approach and thorough investigation satisfied the Federal Trade Commission, and our client escaped an official investigation and/or adverse action by the Commission.
Joshi won a settlement in a transnational litigation case involving claims of theft of trade secrets on highly favorable terms for our client, an Indian corporation with subsidiaries in the U.S. and the U.K. Our client sued a well-known U.S. corporation with subsidiaries in several countries and its top management in a federal district court in the United States. Our client alleged that the defendants poached key employees from its Indian office and stole trade secrets and any other proprietary information. The defendant — a multinational company and its top executives retained a well-known East Coast law firm. Over the course of this litigation, our attorneys gave the powerhouse East Coast firm a run for its money and engaged in a knock-down, drag-out fight over depositions in the U.S. and in New Delhi, India, motion practice, electronic discovery and forensic analysis of computers and servers situated in a foreign jurisdiction. With law enforcement agencies and media in the U.S. and in India watching closely over this litigation, the defendants settled. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, it is fair to say that the offer was too good for our client to pass up.
Two local attorneys, members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said that they had never seen a similar case won in the 30-plus years they had been practicing in the area. The client had everything stacked against him: Muslim, affluent and Republican in a blue collar Democratic town, and intensely negative press coverage that blanketed the jury pool. Two things won this case: (1) a very aggressive investigation plan; and (2) a very aggressive pretrial motion plan. A team of investigators collected everything they could find on former employees who had made accusations. In addition, the team traveled across three states to locate a crucial friendly witnesses. Next, the prosecution was hit hard with a series of pretrial motions in which the personal knowledge aspect of the alleged victims was put to intense psychological scrutiny. Steps were also taken in the media to counteract the intensely negative pretrial coverage. The prosecution realized its case had been devastated and dropped all charges on the day of the trial.
Federal prosecutors charged our client, an owner of a prominent construction company, of conspiring to smuggle aliens into the U.S. from Eastern European countries. After thorough investigation, motion hearings and negotiations, the federal prosecutors agreed to settle the case for merely a fine and probation.
Our client, a software consultant corporation, hired software engineers from India, China and other countries. One of the client’s employees breached his employment agreement and defected to a rival software corporation, taking trade secrets with him. Our attorneys, after a thorough investigation, filed a detailed complaint. The errant employee immediately settled to the satisfaction of our client.
Our client, an architect and an adjunct professor of architecture in a prominent university in the Midwest, faced serious liability as the result of a roof collapse during one of his projects. After aggressive motion filing and an extensive deposition of the insurance company’s expert witness, our attorneys won an award of “zero” damages against our client. The case was dropped.
A lawsuit-happy patient decided that our client, a medical professional, had a nice building that was ripe for the taking. She informed the local police that the client was committing sexual acts during her medical visits. The police and the state’s attorney general collaborated to send the woman back with a hidden video camera to tape several visits. Next, the police and the attorney general found two local “experts” in the same medical specialty to testify that what the client had done was unethical, incompetent and completely sexual in orientation. At trial, the district attorney showed the video, got testimony from the local “experts” and even got another patient to blurt out during her testimony “He did sexual stuff to me too!” Again, our team used the science and the published research in the scientific journals to cross-examine the witnesses. The result: not guilty of all charges.
Our client found himself involved in a RICO and Ponzi scheme nightmare, facing bankruptcy and worse. Our aggressive research and representation in the suit and depositions brought the opponents to their knees. The money that had been lost by our client was more than repaid in the settlement won by our attorneys.
When a former beauty queen decided to divorce our client, she conspired to have him charged with attempted homicide. She manipulated the judge into violating our client’s rights by having him illegally arrested and charged. Our senior attorney sued the judge in federal court and got him removed from the case. After an intense investigation of the facts and negotiation with prosecutors, the case was settled — our client plead guilty to shouting in public. Then we got him his house, his business and his kids. The former beauty queen was restricted to visits only if she got therapy.
Disclaimer: Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcome. Each case turns upon its unique set of facts and circumstances.