Success in litigation requires a strong foundation in the law, as well as an aggressive and strategic approach to advocacy. That said, litigation can be a costly and daunting experience. While we stand ready to advocate for our clients at trial, we also recognize that a client's interests are often best served by a quick and effective resolution to their legal disputes, one that avoids protracted litigation. In other words, litigation skills come into play both inside and outside the courtroom. We take the time to get to know our clients, to understand their needs, and to make informed decisions targeted to achieve their goals.
Our litigation practice involves all aspects of commercial, business, and employment actions. We have extensive experience in various types of legal matters, including causes of action arising from environmental issues, toxic tort allegations (both environmental and occupational exposure claims), product liability cases, construction defect issues, business disputes, employment and labor disputes, and major casualty claims. That said, beyond the practice area pigeonholes, we understand that every case is unique, and we reject boilerplate strategies. Instead, we adopt custom-tailored approaches to litigation. We endeavor to keep adversaries on their toes, while prioritizing negotiation over courtroom bullying.
If we determine that litigation is in our client's best interest, we will advocate aggressively and diligently to work towards a pretrial settlement, or if necessary, a favorable verdict. We will explore options in state and federal court, as well as alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration, mediation, and various forms of negotiation. Even where litigation is initiated, there are countless opportunities for dispute resolution along the way. Various litigation strategies can be pursued in discovery, pre-trial motion practice, and pre-trial settlement conferences, all of which may serve to further the client's interests and goals.
We also acknowledge that clients do in fact have different goals. While compensation is a remedy commonly sought in civil litigation, there are several mechanisms by which clients may seek remedies for their situation. Some clients may seek to enforce their rights by preventing others from engaging in wrongful conduct, such as defamatory or harmful speech. Others may be interested in forcing a particular act, or requiring others to act in accordance with the terms of an agreement, such as a real estate contract. Whatever a client's goals may be, achieving those goals starts with an understanding of the relevant law, and reaches a successful conclusion only under the guidance of a skilled and experienced attorney that stands ready to litigate when necessary.