Civil Litigation & Appeals
As litigators who have earned a reputation for creative and effective representation, we tailor our strategies to both our clients’ needs and the changing dynamics of each case. Our attorneys work closely with clients to define the “end goal” so as not to unnecessarily prolong litigation. It is an approach that defines success not only as coming out on top, but doing so in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible.
We strive to be the most prepared litigators in the courtroom. Our attorneys consider every fact and facet of a case when designing clients’ litigation strategies and approaches. We communicate very closely with our clients in order to establish a sound base of knowledge, efficiently allocate resources and quickly respond to new developments in clients’ cases. Our focus on preparation plays a major role in our successful trial record handling fact-driven cases in complex civil litigation matters.
It is wise to attempt to settle the matter through arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. This is a more efficient manner of problem solving. It is not uncommon, however, for negotiations to break down, forcing courtroom litigation. When litigation is necessary, we won’t hesitate to take it to court. The object of our litigation practice is to obtain the best possible resolution of a dispute without a drawn out litigation process.
How Does it work?
When our attorneys begin working on your case our first step is always to discuss the goals you want to achieve. Using our extensive experience, we will carefully review all opportunities to achieve these goals with as little conflict as possible that may include mediation or arbitration. If we can get the outcome that you want without having to go to court, we believe we have truly succeeded.
When all other options including arbitration and mediation have been exhausted, we will advise you that your case should go to trial, we’ll reinforce the strategy that we have already built and stand in front of a judge and a jury and use our experience to formulate an argument that will convince them to provide an outcome that is in your favor.
Stages of litigation
- Pre-litgation counseling and dispute resolution;
- Pre-trial discovery and motion practice;
- Trial practice;
- Appellate advocacy; and
- Enforcement of judgments and collections.
During a century of changing legal and economic conditions, the firm's commitment to integrity, responsiveness and client service has never wavered. That’s our goal, and that’s what we have been doing for more than 80 years.