Founded in 1994, the law firm of Robert L. Shipley, APLC focuses on private business litigation and pre-litigation consulting cases. As trusted employment lawyers, we are recognized for outstanding representation for businesses weathering a variety of commercial disputes.

With the goal of helping businesses of all sizes to successfully navigate through the challenging legal storms threatening their success, our firm takes pride in representing clients in the following practice areas:

ADA Compliance

We help employers and businesses comply with federal and state regulations as well as represent businesses in litigation involving ADA issues.


Whether you are advertising through email marketing or print flyers, we assist businesses in complying with state and federal regulations governing their marketing efforts.

Construction Issues

Regardless of what the construction pertains to, our firm has extensive experience working through construction issues that might arise on commercial projects, as well as litigating claims, including construction defect issues.

Class Action Defense

It is important that you know and understand your rights. We aggressively defend and help businesses resolve both consumer and employment class actions and representative claims.

Corporate Governance

We routinely work to resolve, and, when necessary, litigate cases related to corporate governance, including shareholder disputes (e.g. corporate dissolution), counseling and/or defending corporate officers and directors.


We provide businesses with a wide range of employment services, from the drafting of employee manuals to workplace investigations, training of supervisors, consultation over leaves of absence and terminations, auditing wage and hour compliance, and drafting/negotiating severance agreements.

General Business Concerns

Have concerns? We can help. We counsel businesses in the resolution of general corporate disputes, whether that means working through commercial contract claims or defending those claims through arbitration or litigation.

Intellectual Property/Trade Secrets

You have worked hard to get to where you are. Don’t let others steal what got you to the top. We help businesses define and protect trade secrets and intellectual property.

Insurance Defense

Several insurance companies have retained our firm to defend insured corporations in employment disputes.

Real Estate

As an increasingly competitive and growing industry, we work through real estate issues, with particular emphasis on litigation of easement disputes.


In addition to consulting on virtually every issue that threatens or challenges a business, we are a full-service litigation firm. We work with clients to resolve claims in a successful manner, whether that means exploring early settlement, engaging in arbitration and/or aggressively pursuing claims through trial and appeal in state and federal courts.