Britton St. Onge works hard to resolve his clients’ legal troubles using creative, tailored, and cost-effective solutions without losing focus on the client’s overall business objectives. Winning the battle achieves little without winning the war, and Britton recognizes there is much to be gained from careful thought and planning at the early stages of a new dispute, even before a lawsuit has been filed. He has experience with all stages of litigation, including first-chair trial experience (jury and bench), and enjoys crafting watertight legal and factual arguments that persuade the targeted audience of the force of his clients’ position. Britton’s legal experience before entering private practice exposed him to complex and nuanced jurisdictional and procedural disputes. That background gives him a deeper understanding of the federal judiciary, which he uses to his clients’ strategic advantage.
Britton has experience appearing before state and federal appellate courts, including with direct appeals after judgment, interlocutory appeals before judgment, and extraordinary-writ practice. Britton also has experience appearing before the American Arbitration Association.
Since joining Polsinelli, Britton has served clients in a variety of ways, including representing them in litigation involving:
- Breach of contract and warranty disputes – particularly supply-chain disputes for manufacturers in various industries
- Disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions
- Defendant claims under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and related state laws
- Trust and estate disputes
- Property-related disputes
Before joining Polsinelli, Britton served as a law clerk to a federal appellate judge and, before that, to a federal trial judge. His background working closely with judges gives him a unique insight into the judicial decision-making process and allows him to better address the clients' specific needs.