Because moving goods and people is a key economic driver, transportation claims have the potential to disrupt critical aspects of business logistics across the nation.

Segal McCambridge has deep experience defending manufacturing, retail and service companies involved in all types of transportation matters including cargo loss and damage claims, public transit matters and trucking-related matters.

What We Do

Our national practice includes offices in the key transportation hubs of Austin, Chicago, Detroit and New York, and our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the relevant federal and state transportation laws, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century.

Each day we are in the trenches fighting complex issues ranging from damage to commodities and warehouse fires to intermodal and inland marine claims.

We defend clients on issues related to cost-sharing agreements and less-than-truckload (LTL) freight rates, and we advise on ways to recognize fraud within the industry and secure recovery for lost product.

Our motor vehicle litigation group has a demonstrated record of success in defending motor-carriers, owners and operators of motor vehicles, as well as a growing number of well-established national automobile insurance companies. Our attorneys are well versed in litigation involving third party motor vehicle negligence claims, first party personal injury protection benefit claims and various insurance coverage disputes affecting all areas of motor vehicle litigation.

Clients at the national, regional and local levels also rely on us for proactive guidance on establishing and implementing loss prevention and risk mitigation strategies, safety and emergency-response protocols, and employment policies and procedures.

Who We Serve

  • Brokers
  • Inland marine companies
  • Insurers of transportation companies
  • Logistics providers
  • Marine companies
  • Motor carriers
  • Owners and operators
  • Trucking companies
  • Warehousers

How We Do It

Segal McCambridge regularly handles catastrophic injury, personal injury and wrongful death claims and lawsuits from the time the accident is reported through to verdict.

Our unique Rapid Response Program for motor carrier and trucking companies offers nationwide 24-7 access to our elite team of transportation lawyers in the event of a serious injury resulting from a trucking or other vehicular accident. 

Our team works quickly in the critical hours immediately following an incident to deploy accident investigators, reconstructionists, technology specialists and other experts to inspect and preserve evidence at the scene, putting clients in the best possible position to address the serious incident.

When litigation arises, our attorneys minimize risk and provide an aggressive, effective defense to resolve the matter. We understand the potential impact on our clients’ reputations and provide early and ongoing assessments of liability and damages for each case.

News & Insights


Asma Q. Al-Khshali

Associate Detroit, MI

Arturo M. Aviles

Shareholder Austin, TX

Stephen C. Bartholomew

Associate Chicago, IL

Michael F. Barzyk

Shareholder Fort Lauderdale, FL

Christopher B. Best

Senior Associate Detroit, MI

Samantha J. Coulter

Associate Detroit, MI

E. Reno Cross

Of Counsel San Francisco, CA

Angel T. Davis

Associate Memphis, TN

Jason P. Eckerly

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Andrea M. Faes

Senior Associate Detroit, MI

Jill M. Felkins

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Ilana S. Hanau

Shareholder New York, NY

David M. Hernandez

Shareholder Houston, TX

Nathan R. Horne

Shareholder Austin, TX

Lee J. Hurwitz

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Mandy Kolodkin

Shareholder Indianapolis, IN

Geoffrey A. Leskie

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Michael S. Litrenta

Shareholder Tampa, FL

Michael R. Luchsinger

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Jeffrey M. Marchese

Senior Associate New York, NY

James L. McCoy

Of Counsel Detroit, MI

Paul D. Motz

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Benjamin J. Nellans

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Christina M. Putman

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Nelson T. Rainey

Shareholder Memphis, TN

Nicholas E. Richardson

Shareholder Tampa, FL

Ronald A. Rosa

Of Counsel Roseland, NJ

Jordan B. Rosenberg

Shareholder Philadelphia, PA

Sydney Keller Rubinstein

Associate Houston, TX

John W. Sechler

Senior Associate Detroit, MI

Roman E. Solowski

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Peter J. Strelitz

Shareholder Austin, TX

Abraham G. Tabry

Of Counsel Detroit, MI

Carla Varriale-Barker

Shareholder New York, NY

Andrew K. Weatherby

Senior Associate Houston, TX

Wesley T. Welmaker

Shareholder Houston, TX

Conner A. Werner

Associate Fort Lauderdale, FL

Kenneth P. Williams

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Mark Willingham

Of Counsel Houston, TX

Leah M. Yair

Senior Associate Detroit, MI

David J. Yates

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Peter A. Zavodnyik

Of Counsel Houston, TX