The High Price of Litigation Costs

When people discuss the high cost of litigation, they often refer to the amount of attorney’s fees that are necessary in bringing or defending a lawsuit. Attorney’s fees are typically the largest burden in the expense of litigation, however, a civil suit in general...

To Settle or Not to Settle

Litigation is an adverse proceeding in which there are often times a clear winner and loser, which is often determined at trial. In my experience as a civil litigation defense attorney, I can tell you that it is also a rather lengthy and expensive process. As a...

Reasons Not To Sign An Arbitration Agreement

What is an arbitration agreement? As a leading civil defense attorney in Orange County, I get asked this question a lot. An arbitration agreement is a written contract in which two or more parties agree to utilize a neutral third party- the arbitrator- to resolve a...

Negotiations and Settlements

Should legal disputes be negotiated and settled before civil litigation commences? Absolutely- so long as the delay in filing the suit or seeking protective orders does not jeopardize the preservation of evidence and/or assets. One of the most useful and economically...