When a lawsuit must be filed or defended, we are asked to get involved. These lawsuits may be in the State or Federal Court.
When it is time to file: Often a referring lawyer will have attempted in good faith to negotiate with the adverse party, but to no avail. No time is wasted on reiterating negotiations; if negotiation has not worked we file the lawsuit. It is a mistake to waste money on talking and sending letters, when a lawsuit should be filed.
If the adverse party has sent an overbearing demand letter, we often recommend filing first, to get the choice of venue and the advantages of framing the issues and speaking first at trial.
Typical lawsuits are intellectual property enforcement or defense, real estate disputes, contract disputes, and major personal injury claims.
We represent other lawyers, both on business disputes and if they or their family members were injured in an accident. Sometimes we handle sensitive matters for professionals.
As local counsel, we provide local support with a collegial style of practice for our out-of-town co-counsel.
For injured people, we handle insurance companies. Often an injured person will need help in obtaining compensation. For seriously injured parties, we work on a contingent fee basis. This means that the attorney fee as a percentage of the recovery.
In all cases, we put emphasis on trial tactics that increase the odds of victory. For example, we put more emphasis than most law offices on visual presentation of evidence. We always use focus group research, often done in-house, to learn what will appeal to the jury.
What we do not do. We do not do family law cases, estate planning, transactional work such as organizing business entities or preparing contracts, and patent or trademark applications. If you need a referral to a qualified lawyer in one of these areas, we are happy to provide names of attorneys practicing in other areas.
If you need representation, please contact us at 503-221-2000.