Assisting You Throughout Your Case
Litigation – Our Role
We provide updates to clients as their matter or case progresses. In litigation, there will be times that we will be working with you on nearly a daily basis to prepare for matters such as depositions. At other times, particularly when the “ball is in the other court” (such as when opposing counsel is preparing legal responses), there may be no new developments for a number of days or longer.
At the outset of your case, we will explain how litigation matters generally progress. Although at times we may not have any news to report to you, we will still be working to advance your case through discovery, strategy, file review, case law review, and various other case matters.
In employment and injury cases, there will be opportunities to engage in meaningful settlement discussions with opposing counsel. Often the best time for these discussions is after significant discovery has taken place, so that each side knows the testimony and evidence likely to be introduced at trial. As experienced employment and injury attorneys, we will discuss with you the time or times that such discussions are likely to have the best result for you.
Today, a large percentage of civil litigation cases go through voluntary or mandatory mediation. The mediation process can be a very productive process toward achieving a fair settlement. The mediator does not judge cases, nor is it the role of the mediator to tell the other side why they are likely to lose. Instead, mediators are neutral parties whose function is to help opposing parties come together, if possible, in reaching a settlement that each of them can accept.
Your Role in Litigation
Our role is to represent you to the best of our ability and to seek for you the reasonable objectives for your case. However, we cannot effectively represent you without your help.
We will need your assistance at various times throughout your case as we develop your cases, identify any key witnesses, gather supporting evidence, answer interrogatories (questions posed to you that must be answered under oath), and in depositions (particularly your deposition). We will take on as much of the litigation process as possible; however, your role and participation will be critical in furthering your case. We will let you know about the nature of the assistance we need from you for specific matters as your case progresses.
Please Let Us Know if You Have Any Questions
We will be happy to answer any questions that you might have about your case. Feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.