Practice Areas

practice areas

Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys have handled complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the nation. These cases have involved oil and gas matters, securities, real estate, intellectual property, class actions, anti-trust, contracts, insurance and a host of other areas.

Family Law

The firm handles a variety of family law matters and specializes in cases involving dissolution of high net worth marital estates with complex issues. These cases typically present issues relating to the identification of separate assets, valuation, and division of marital property and support alimony. Our attorneys are also very experienced in child custody, time sharing and child support issues.

Oil & Gas Litigation

Kirk & Chaney has handled cases in state and federal courts involving almost all aspects of the oil and gas industry. These cases involved matters relating to gas balancing, class actions, royalty owner issues, quiet title disputes, gas contracts, drainage, joint operating agreements, gross production taxes and a host of other areas.


Kirk & Chaney’s partners are well equipped to handle a wide variety of corporate and transactional work. The firm routinely represents buyers and sellers in transactions involving business entities, real estate and intellectual property.

Healthcare and Medical Malpractice Defense

The firm has substantial experience and success defending health care providers. A significant part of our practice is devoted to the defense of healthcare providers and professionals in lawsuits and before state professional boards on licensure issues. Kirk & Chaney represents one of the nation’s largest nursing home care providers.

General Insurance Defense

The lawyers at Kirk & Chaney also have a long history of successfully representing clients in a variety of liability insurance actions on numerous matters including nursing home claims, premises liability, civil rights and government liability, professional liability, wrongful death actions, auto accident liability, commercial claims and employer liability.

Labor and Employment Law

The firm defends employers and managers in employment claims. We assist employers with employee and management training relating to employment laws, drafting employment policies and handbooks, and employment counseling.

Mediation and Arbitration

As a result of our experience in a wide variety of legal matters, lawyers at Kirk & Chaney are often chosen to serve as an arbitrator or mediator by parties to assist them in resolving their dispute without significant court involvement. The mediation process allows the parties to not only save a substantial amount of time and expense, but also allows all parties to maintain better control of the outcome of their case.