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Professional Service

Passion For Success

Proven Results Since 1946

For over 70 years, Pretzel & Stouffer’s reputation as aggressive trial lawyers has remained steadfast.

Professionals and institutions consistently call upon us for complex, high-stakes and sophisticated legal matters because our team of experienced and qualified lawyers always puts our clients first. While we are known for having exceptional trial attorneys, we take great pride in our versatility and integrated team-based approach.

Our Philosophy

We stand ready to vigorously advocate for our clients in the courts, no matter the circumstance.

While armed with the skill and experience to take any matter to trial, we are keenly aware that a courtroom resolution may not always be necessary or in the client’s best interests. Our philosophy, proven through many years of experience, is that when cases are approached from the outset with a trial lawyer’s mindset, the outcomes are far superior and more cost-effective for our clients.

This approach makes us highly successful not only in securing favorable jury verdicts but also in negotiating settlements and dismissals. Our thoroughness and known trial readiness effect lower demands from plaintiffs faced with the certainty of trial.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our Firm’s Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment

Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered is committed to creating, maintaining, and developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment that welcomes and promotes the development of people from various racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability and socio-economic backgrounds. It is our belief that diversity is critical to providing the most comprehensive and effective representation to our clients.  

Pretzel & Stouffer’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is put into action in our efforts to actively recruit attorneys, paralegals, and professional staff with diverse backgrounds to more accurately reflect our communities and the clients we represent. In furtherance of these efforts, we have formed a Diversity and Inclusion Committee that is aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion both inside and outside of our firm.

Our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive firm is on-going and we view it as critical to our continued growth and the continued improvement of the legal profession.


Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity and expression, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Our Team

We employ a distinguished team of legal professionals comprised of many of the most highly regarded trial and appellate attorneys in their profession.

Since our founding, we have attracted and developed lawyers with the courage, poise and passion to successfully advocate for our clients in a public forum, whether before a judge, jury, or regulatory commission. With our growth and evolution over the past 70 years, our founding principle remains: “Quality trial lawyers are the backbone of our firm.”

Flexible, team-oriented and diligent, our driven attorneys quickly evaluate cases and counsel clients with thorough, specific strategies from a matter’s onset to resolution.

Winning Track Record

At Pretzel & Stouffer, we are known for our ability to achieve desired results in high-stakes litigation. Our winning track record gives us critical leverage both inside and outside the courtroom, as our opponents are keenly aware of our trial and appellate abilities.

Whether brought into a case at its inception, on the eve of trial, or at the post-trial or appellate level, we consistently deliver successful results for our clients. Our depth of experience, hard-working reputation and winning track record not only precede us but also inure to the benefit of every client of the firm.

Client Service

Our success and longevity are testaments to our superior client services. We strive to give our clients personal attention in every facet of advocacy, and in doing so, we consider clients to be integral members of our team.

While our breadth of practice allows us to handle a full range of issues, our sensible size creates close client relationships that prove crucial in any situation.

Collaborative Approach

Our clients face sophisticated and complex legal matters on a daily basis. Recognizing that a collaborative approach is essential, our esteemed trial lawyers, insurance coverage attorneys, appellate advocates, and corporate counselors work seamlessly together to serve each client’s unique and complicated needs, as they may—and often do— change and evolve during our representation.