Litigation matters can be intense and complex. Simply explained, litigation is the process of taking legal action and is applicable to many different kinds of law. To name a few, criminal law, family law, and civil disputes are all types of law that are carefully treated with litigation. Gravis law has knowledgeable advocates for legal proceedings in these type of law, and more, which can goes a long way when easing your anxiety.
Initial Case Investigation and Assessment
Litigation attorneys often conduct an initial case investigation to determine, in the plaintiff’s case, if enough evidence exists to file a lawsuit or, in the defendant’s case, what evidence exists to defend a potential suit.
Litigation attorneys draft a variety of pleadings and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant. Plaintiff attorneys will draft a summons and complaint to commence the lawsuit.
The discovery process involves the exchange of relevant information between the parties. Litigation attorneys employ a variety of discovery devices to gain information relevant to the lawsuit.
In the weeks before trial, litigation attorneys wrap up discovery and prepare for trial. In the pre-trial stage, litigators consult with and advise clients; retain expert witnesses; attend pre-trial conferences and develop a trial strategy based on the facts and evidence.
The majority of all lawsuits filed in civil court are settled prior to trial. In cases that proceed to trial, litigation attorneys are busy around the clock presenting their case before the judge or preparing for the next day in court.
Most cases never reach trial but instead are settled in order to eliminate the risk and expense of trial. Litigation attorneys may settle a case at any time during the life cycle of the litigation.
If the litigation attorney does not obtain a favorable outcome at trial, he or she may appeal the case.