Category Archives: General

The Benefits of Litigation Consulting

As an attorney, there is no reason to try out your case theories for the first time at the trial, where you and your clients have the most to lose. A litigation consultant in Seattle can offer several valuable services to your firm, such as evaluation of your case, compliance with civil rules, strategy consultation, research, and even brief writing and editing. As your client’s case progresses, it can be easy to have tunnel vision once you settle on a course of action. A litigation consultant can help you see the weaknesses in your case that you may not have realized until opposing counsel noted them during trial. Some cases simply would not benefit by going to trial—perhaps because witnesses... Read More

Choosing a Personal Injury Mediator in Washington

A strong mediator can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of a case. Mediators vary significantly in the results they achieve depending upon their experience, mediating style, and personality. There are several points attorneys should consider when choosing a personal injury mediator in Washington. First, look into how much time the mediator actually spends mediating cases. Does the mediator consider mediation a primary source of business? Or does the mediator only mediate occasionally? Additionally, the mediator should have vast experience in litigating and mediating personal injury cases. When you are discussing possible mediators with other attorneys, do not automatically dismiss mediators that opposing counsel suggests. Sometimes its valuable for the other side to have a mediator that they trust... Read More