Litigation is the term we give to the process of moving a lawsuit through the court system. It includes the filing of legal documents (called “pleadings”), an investigation into the facts and circumstances alleged in the pleadings, settlement negotiation when appropriate, and trial. Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, financial and emotional costs can accrue rapidly, no matter the inciting reason for the lawsuit. If you are being sued, there is no question: You will need competent legal representation, and you will need to work with an attorney with whom you can be completely honest.
Some types of litigation matters that we handle at the Burt Langley law firm: