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Emergency Litigation

Emergency Business Litigation Lawyers

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick OberheidenEmergency Litigation Team Lead
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The classic litigation process is not designed to achieve fast results. It can be crucial, however, to seek swift intervention to force an end to unlawful activities. When you face a legal emergency, waiting one day may jeopardize your interests. Call the experienced attorneys and former Department of Justice prosecutors of Oberheiden, P.C. today to learn how we can help you with your legal emergency.

The attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. are expert in handling emergency litigation. We have the resources and staff. We solve emergencies with experience, calmness, precision, and force.

Emergency Situations & Crisis Management

In the business world, there are several situations when emergency relief is appropriate. Courts may intervene to avoid lasting damage to a business or property. A court is unlikely to restrain the right to free speech by ordering a party not to speak about certain subjects. A court will, however, prohibit a defendant from making malicious or false statements. Emergency court intervention may be valid in these situations:

  • Tortious Business Interference
  • Theft & Conversion of Property and Ideas
  • Client Privacy Violations
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Protecting Trade Secrets
  • Breach of Restrictive Covenants (Non-Compete)
  • Emergency Criminal Proceedings
  • Computer Hacking

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Emergency Court Interventions

  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). The most common type of emergency court intervention is a temporary restraining order. It is generally followed by a preliminary injunction. A TRO provides emergency relief until a hearing occurs for a temporary injunction. The order may come without notice. It may come without a hearing if the person seeking relief faces immediate and lasting injury. A temporary restraining order holds matters in abeyance until a specified date.
  • Temporary Injunction (TI). A temporary injunction holds matters in abeyance until further order of the Court. A TRO is usually only valid for fourteen days. Under certain situations it may extend a few days more. A full hearing is then held with both parties present. The court will hear evidence to decide if the TRO should be a preliminary injunction.
  • Expedited Deposition. Courts may allow an earlier than normal deposition under rules of procedure. Witness illness, potential to leave the jurisdiction, or being unable to testify by the trial date may allow early testimony.
  • Legal Standards.Standards for getting a TRO and preliminary injunction are well established. A plaintiff is entitled to a TRO and preliminary injunctive relief if the he/she can demonstrate four things:
    • the existence of a wrongful act;
    • the existence of imminent harm;
    • the existence of irreparable injury; and
    • the absence of an adequate remedy at law.

    If granted a TRO or preliminary injunction, the party seeking relief will likely pay a bond to secure the order. The Court can grant compensation to the defendant with the bond if the order is later ruled improper and caused economic harm.

Call the experienced attorneys of Oberheiden, P.C. today if you want to discuss a legal emergency. Speak to a senior attorney to request a free and confidential case assessment.

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Litigation & Media

Special challenges arise in cases attracting media attention. Civil or criminal allegations against business leaders, celebrities, athletes, and others has garnered increased online interest. Formerly unknown people may become infamous with reports of crises, fraud, or alleged criminal misconduct.

Defending against the media is not an easy task. It requires tact and finesse. The media is a vital part of America. It has broad rights to report on any story found newsworthy. It’s not always a good idea to be combative. Feeding favorable information, distraction, and genial cooperation, are some ways to achieve good results.

Oberheiden, P.C. pursues both ways. When appropriate, we intervene and restrain. We have transformed our clients from potential media targets to well regarded witnesses. Our firm advises clients on how to best use or best shield against the media. Our attorneys have represented clients in all media. From local news interviews to national TV documentaries, we have seen it all.

Proven Litigation Results

Our attorneys have collectively handled hundreds of legal emergencies throughout the country. We have obtained the following court orders in emergency proceedings:

  • Obtained Restraining Order Against Former Employee Making Accusations of Stark Act Violations
  • Obtained Restraining Order Against Sale of Assets of Insolvent Hospital.
  • Obtained Restraining Order Against Former Employee Violating Non-Competition Agreement
  • Obtained Restraining Order Against Ex-Spouse Interfering with Client’s Current Job and Falsely Reporting Ethical Violations
  • Obtained Restraining Order Against Former Employee Violating Non-Competition Agreement
  • Obtained Restraining Order Against Management Company Attempts to Surrender Home Healthcare License
  • Obtained Restraining Order Against Dissipation of Assets by Creditor
  • Obtained Restraining Order Against Competitor’s Tortious Interference with Toxicology Business

A business legal emergency demands immediate attention by experienced lawyers. Call us today and let us help you!

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