Litigation & Civil Practice Services
There are three primary traits that you should look for in a litigator: credibility, civility, and confidence. Credibility. You want someone who is trustworthy to represent you before a judge, jurors, and even opposing counsel. It is the role of the trier of fact (sometimes a judge, sometimes a jury) to assess the credibility of the information presented to him, and that inevitably involves an assessment of your attorney. Regardless of the years of experience, an attorney has, if he does not keep his word, he will lose credibility when it matters most. Civility. While litigation involves argument, it should be persuasive, not confrontational. Civility not only builds credibility, but it buttresses and sustains your attorney’s ability to persuade. In the long-term, this is critical in successful litigation. Confidence. Finally, in the courtroom, your attorney does not always have to be right, but in the courtroom, she does need to have the confidence to make decisions without having the benefit of absolute certainty. Much like a commander in battle, your attorney needs to be decisive and take action quickly in court. Aside from the above-mentioned traits, when choosing your representative, keep in mind that most litigation involves significant expense and always involves some risk. Therefore, it is important that your attorney is efficient and practical.
Being prepared and properly strategizing before initiating and during an action is not only fundamental but assists in keeping costs down. It is also critical that the lines of communication are open between you and your attorney. Your attorney should keep you involved in the status of your case so that you can make informed decisions when it counts. If you believe these characteristics are key in your representative then you have come to the right place. These are all traits that I possess and work hard to maintain.
I also handle the following cases:
- Contractual Drafting, Review, and Litigation
- Real Property Settlements and Contract Review
- Real Property Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Landlord/Tenant Litigation
- Uncontested Divorce and Name Change, and
- Wrongful Termination and Employment Law Matters