Charles “Chase” Stoecker (Of Counsel) is a versatile attorney who supports clients nationwide with legal solutions including employment counsel and commercial and financial services litigation. In his employment practice, Chase drafts and advises on documentation such as employee handbooks, compensation, and non-compete agreements. He litigates wage and hour claims and other matters brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In his broad commercial litigation practice, Chase works with clients in a wide variety of business disputes, from breach of contract actions to property management and premises liability, and a myriad of topics in between. He also represents financial institutions in contested mortgage foreclosure actions (both commercial and residential) and defends actions involving consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
With a practice spanning state and federal court, Chase’s experience extends to the trial court and appellate court levels as well as class-action defense. He focuses on practicing law in an extremely collaborative fashion. This is actually a two-part approach. Part One requires thorough, careful, painstaking research in order to ensure that the client is presented with as complete an analysis as possible, along with a recommended strategy and next steps. Part Two involves walking the client through each step of the litigation, so they understand both the current situation and its implications.
The cornerstone of Chase’s approach is preparation, especially when a courtroom appearance is involved. He is rarely surprised in court, which makes him extremely effective. It also enables him to both identify and leverage every possible advantage. Chase also is exceptionally hands-on, delegating relatively little work to assistants or paralegals. His personal approach allows him to ensure high standards are met, as are deadlines.