An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of carrying on a lawsuit; a judicial contest; any dispute.
(Black’s Law Dictionary, 7th Edition. Copyright 1999 West Group.)
Simply put, litigation is any dispute that is determined in a court, an administrative proceeding, arbitration, or some other Alternative Dispute Resolution method.
While some firms advertise litigation wins as its measure of success, in reality this is neither a guarantee nor an accurate determination of a litigation firms’ success. Why? Because of course this tally of “wins” never mentions the losses or the possible lack of complexity of those cases.
A true measurement of the quality and experience of a litigation department is the amount of in-court experience combined with the ability to evaluate and handle a case efficiently and thoroughly, all the while keeping you, the client, informed and involved in the process.
Our Litigation Attorneys have over 5,000 hours of in-court experience and handled over 10,000 plus cases to adjudication or resolution. Moreover, our attorneys have tried over 55 jury trials and hundreds of bench trial and administrative proceedings between them.
Our litigation department stands ready to litigate in any forum that may be required to protect your rights, and always keeping your best interest as a top priority.
Our approach to each dispute is to initially ascertain the underlying issues and concerns of our clients, and then learn and incorporate our clients’ needs and overall goals. This strategic and tailored global approach allows our firm to carefully address the dispute and impending litigation, while at the same time addressing those needs, achieving those goals and obtaining an outcome that best suits that client. Not only do we address the current litigation, but we work with our clients to protect them by providing legal advice to help avoid possible future consequences.
When litigating, the actions taken before trial can be more important and advantageous than those taken during trial. Our team of litigators meticulously explores every avenue possible for our clients thereby allowing them to make a rational, deliberate decision on how to proceed. It is our teams’ ability to calculate risk that has made us successful litigators resolving all types of disputes in all local, state and federal forums and agencies.
Our attorneys are licensed to practice in all California State Courts and agencies, Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts, Federal Tax Court, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Our practice areas in litigation include:
• Antitrust and Unfair Competition
• Appeals and Writs
• Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC)
• Adversarial Proceedings
• Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
• Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Mismanagement and Embezzlement Claims
• Business Disputes/Commercial
• Health Care
• Immigration, Nationality & Consular Law
• Intellectual Property
Additionally, our team has expertise in all forms of discovery including complex E-discovery – a subject which is increasingly prevalent in light of our technological age. Our team has extensive knowledge in the computer science field and uses this
know-how to explore metadata, digital mediums and other forms of ESI.
We have litigated multi-million dollar disputes, with the best results possible. Additionally, our team is well versed in all types of Alternate Dispute Resolution or “ADR.” Forms of ADR include arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.