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Giving you a strategic advantage

When it comes to the termination of employment, employers and employees rarely see eye to eye. Even if a company has a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for firing an employee, it’s possible that an employee will file a wrongful termination claim.

Wrongful discharge lawsuits carry substantial risk for employers. Not only can they be expensive to defend, but they also carry the risk of significant verdicts and reputational harm.

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we use a strategic, methodical approach to help our clients prevent and defend against unlawful discharge claims.

Our experience in defending wrongful termination claims

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig works with clients to adopt sound employment policies that reduce the risks of wrongful termination claims. We take an aggressive posture using these policies to deter opposing counsel from filing cases without merit.

When a wrongful termination lawsuit is filed, we immediately assess the potential risks of a claim, including reviewing all policies, personnel files, and other documentation. We seek early dismissal of all or parts of wrongful discharge matters when possible.

If a matter proceeds to trial, our litigators have an excellent track record defending against wrongful termination claims in federal and state courts. Our experience includes defending employers against unfair discharge claims based on violations of public policy, whistleblowing, breach of employment contracts, tort claims, and retaliation.

What we do

  • Review termination decisions for compliance with applicable law and consistency with company policy and precedent
  • Evaluate the risks of termination, including legal and business risks
  • Defend employers’ termination decisions in federal and state courts and in arbitration



Ellis Bennett


William Flachsbart


Bernard Goodman


Cortland Putbrese



Frederick (Erick) Poorbaugh

Senior Associate

Carolyn Williams

Senior Associate


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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.