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Our firm represents numerous Class I and short line railroads. Elena Arcos Knezek has nearly two decades of experience representing such notable clients as the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad Company. We know the business, its people, and its history. Mrs. Knezek has personally tried over 100 railroad matters.

The scope of service we provide to the industry is all-encompassing. The attorneys at Knezek Law have defended third-party tort claims, environmental claims, FELA traumatic and occupational claims, labor cases, freight disputes and disputes about sidetrack agreements as well as grade crossing incidents and derailments, preemption, environmental contamination spills, mass torts, class actions, and toxic torts, premises liability claims, employment issues, freight loss, and delay claims, commercial/coverage disputes, property rights, ownership disputes, road crossing closures, injunctive proceedings, and environmental compliance orders. We also provide real estate, regulatory, and assistance to major railroads. We also play a significant role in shaping railroad law, participating in the regulatory process, and achieving successful outcomes in federal and state appeals courts.

Our attorneys have also assisted insureds, insurers, and brokers in connection with issues of coverage, proof of loss, and other disputes regarding contracts of insurance, including hull and machinery and marine cargo.

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