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Litigation is the backbone of our practice.

At the beginning of every case, we identify the most appropriate exit strategy and drive the case toward that end.  Being mindful of the cost-benefit issues that may exist, we evaluate the likelihood of success on the merits and the potential for recovery so that our clients can make informed decisions.

We utilize a triage approach to evaluate an exit strategy at the very beginning of a case. A case usually falls into one of three general categories:

  1. Dispositive Motion. The file can be disposed of on a motion to dismiss, judgment on the pleadings, or motion for summary judgment after essential discovery.

  2. Settlement. The file may present the risk of an adverse verdict and has settlement value. In this scenario, the file is managed to bring the plaintiff’s view of settlement value in line with the defendant’s view.

  3. Marked for Trial. Some cases are marked for trial because they (a) involve novel legal claims or are test cases, (b) have significant damages but no liability, (c) could expose the client to other lawsuits and additional liability if not litigated and won, (d) are fraudulent claims, or (e) have facts favorable to the client where there is a strong likelihood of success.
During the life of the case, we make sure we understand our clients’ business concerns and provide dynamic representation to best serve their immediate and long-term goals.

Our perspective is always to fight to win. We aim to do so smartly, with finesse and integrity.