Smith Law is a broad-based civil litigation defense practice, enabling me to vigorously defend clients in the following areas:
Although most legal disputes settle out of court, I have the skill and experience to go to trial when necessary. Drawing on years of experience, I fight effectively to uphold your rights.
The best way to deal with civil litigation is to establish a relationship with a law firm that will help you avoid it. I advise you on how to establish sound practices and draft strong contracts to protect you. If you are facing a lawsuit, I create a strong response within the limited legal timeline. I arrive at the best negotiated solution, or go to bat for you at trial. I help business owners navigate the court system and avoid some of the inherent disadvantages in the defense of these types of suits.
I partner with clients to manage litigation costs. My goal is to strengthen my clients’ bottom line with prompt and cost-effective attention to each case. To save on costs, defense counsel can shift the burden of the cost of discovery to the plaintiff, among other tactics. I recognize and appreciate the need for prompt investigation and assessment of claim exposure, and a preemptive, decisive and aggressive defense without losing sight of the goal of controlling the cost of claims.