Civil Litigation | Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge
Civil litigation is an adversarial process with two or more parties pitted against each other. The responsibilities of a civil litigation attorney can be challenging and diverse. The lawyer is the client's advocate, obligated to fight for the client to achieve the best possible outcome on the client's behalf. Lawyers specializing in this field must be willing to embrace conflict and controversy, while staying focused on what is best for the client. An experienced trial lawyer needs to be able to analyze and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of all sides of the dispute to properly advise the client.
A good trial lawyer learns from each case handled as there is no substitute for experience. While experience is critical, a good litigator must also possess certain skills such as knowledge of substantive and procedural law involved in the specific dispute, strong written and oral advocacy skills, logical reasoning abilities, and the ability to analyze complex legal and factual materials.
The majority of lawsuits are settled by agreement of the parties and never reach the courtroom. Parties can settle during a trial, even after a jury has begun deliberating or has delivered a verdict. It is always important to have a trial lawyer who is not afraid to take a case to trial and who has the experience to do so- if that is in the client’s best interest.
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