How Can You Prepare for a Civil Trial?
If your company becomes involved in litigation as either a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is imperative that you consult with an Irvine trial specialist. A trial specialist can help you to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for the trial. The outcome of the case will likely have a profound impact on your future, so you want to do everything that you can before the trial starts to ensure that you are prepared and ready.
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP is here to provide the help and support you need. An Irvine trial specialist at our firm can represent you when you become involved in any type of business litigation, whether you’re involved in a breach of contract case, an employment dispute, an intellectual property dispute, or more. In any circumstances where your company is suing or is being sued, we will guide you and advocate for you during your involvement with the civil justice system. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you to get the best possible outcomes.
How to Prepare for a Civil Trial
While the nature of your case will shape the type of preparations that must be made before you go to court, there are some common steps involved in preparing for most civil trials. These include:
- Interviewing opposing witnesses: You need to understand what the witnesses for the opposing side are going to say in court. You can conduct depositions to interview important key witnesses in person. You can also use interrogatories, or written questions, to find out information from other witnesses that may potentially testify at trial. Information obtained from depositions or interrogatories can help you to prepare your case, understand the opposing side’s legal techniques, and potentially find inconsistencies in the stories witnesses are telling so you can impeach the credibility of witnesses that are damaging to you.
- Finding experts: In many cases, you will want to present experts to testify on your behalf or to disprove the expert testimony presented by the opposing party. You need to find the right experts with impressive credentials who can explain concepts to a jury in a way they will understand.
- Reviewing documents: You will be expected to provide relevant documents to the opposing side during discovery and they will be expected to also turn over documents to you. It is important to carefully review the information available to you in order to try to find evidence that helps to support your case. Electronic discovery has become more important than ever in civil litigation, and the sheer volume of papers that must be reviewed to find relevant information can be astronomical. You need to ensure that you have a skilled attorney who can help to manage the e-discovery process as well as all of the traditional documents and information obtained.
- Conducting investigations: You may need to conduct your own investigation into the events giving rise to the civil litigation so you can prove your case or disprove accusations the opposing side is making.
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can help you with all of these steps and more. We are skilled at conducting investigations, finding experts, interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and doing everything else necessary to represent the best interests of our clients throughout their involvement in legal proceedings.
Getting Help from an Irvine Trial Specialist
Whenever you’re involved in a dispute that goes to court, the stakes are high. If you are the plaintiff, you want to prevail so you can recover damages and protect the rights of your organization. If you are the defendant, you want to protect your reputation and brand and limit the potential compensation or other remedies that you might have to provide. To maximize your chances of a successful outcome, no matter which side you are on, you need to be as prepared as possible before trial.
An Irvine trial specialist at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP will help to ensure that you’ve done what’s necessary to be prepared and to have the best chance of a favorable outcome in civil court. To find out more about the ways in which our firm can help you, give us a call at (866)237-8129 or contact us online today.