The litigation section at Underwood Perkins consists of experienced trial and appellate attorneys. While we have the standard litigation knowledge of strategizing and building stories, we offer something else beyond it: knowledge of the underlying subject matter.
You cannot achieve success in the courtroom without an attorney who understands the matter you face. Our attorneys offer in-depth knowledge of the industries from which our clients’ litigation matters emerge. Generally, we cover commercial, real estate, and banking matters. But we also delve into construction, employee injuries, employment matters (including Title VII, EEOC, ADA, and FMLA), intellectual property, medical malpractice defense, and personal injury.
Our attorneys routinely appear on a state, regional, and national basis on behalf of our clients. We manage administrative matters along with the usual courtroom appearances. If your matter does not resolve in your favor or the other party appeals, our appellate attorneys are ready to review and continue your case.
The ligation theory at Underwood Perkins is simple: Know the Law, Know the Industry, Know Success. Contact us today if you face litigation challenges.
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Once a plaintiff files a lawsuit and serves it on the defendant (you), time is of the essence. There are immediate deadlines to answer the case, file motions, and start discovery. Contact an experienced litigation attorney immediately to stay on top of these processes and deadlines.
Discovery is usually the most time-consuming and expensive part of all litigation cases. It is the time when parties exchange information related to the case. Discovery may include requests for production of documents, electronic information, graphics, emails, and other pertinent items. Parties may also request answers to written questions (interrogatories) or order testimony under oath (depositions.)
Discovery may not always proceed fairly. The other party may ignore requests or make too broad or vague requests. During these times, your attorney may object to discovery requests or file a motion to compel when the other party fails to cooperate.
A lawsuit is a result of failing to resolve conflict. It is likely you already tried settlement negotiations or pre-litigation mediation. For most people, filing a lawsuit is not the first course of action but the final one.
The statute of limitations places a specific time window on when you can file a lawsuit. If a deadline is missed, then you cannot use litigation as a resource to resolve your claim. Even if a case seems close to settling, it may be necessary to also file a lawsuit to protect your claim from expiring due to a looming limitations deadline.