Our thorough investigation after suit is initiated utilizes the discovery process provided by the rules and the court's subpoena power to aggressively determine the flaws, and sometimes expose the misrepresentations, which may exist in a plaintiff s case.
When needed, our participation begins as late as the call to trial to help trial counsel deal with unexpected adverse rulings and to identify and preserve possible appellate issues in the event that an appeal is necessary. Our preparation of verdict forms and jury instructions frees trial counsel for other more pressing tasks and we argue the merits of our clients' forms and instructions to the court.
Our clients recognize that there are distinct advantages to having experienced appellate counsel, and we are often retained to undertake appeals where another law firm appeared at trial. In such cases, we work together with trial counsel to prepare post-trial motions and responsive briefs. This helps to ensure that strong appellate issues are developed, preserved and protected while allowing for a fresh, unbiased approach in appellate court.