You contact me by phone or e-mail and explain the basic facts of the dispute in which you are involved.
You meet with me and bring copies of all documents related to your dispute and a list of potential witnesses.
I investigate the facts of your case so that I have a thorough understanding of the dispute.
I send a letter to the opposing party explaining our theory of the case.
In employment cases, if appropriate, we will file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
We explore the possibility of settlement to resolve the case without litigation.
If settlement is not possible at that point, you and I make a decision about proceeding with litigation.
If we decide to proceed with litigation, I draft and file a complaint against the opposing party.
We proceed with discovery, which includes exchanging documents and taking sworn testimony from witnesses.
I draft and file necessary documents to persuade the judge that the case should go to trial.
If the judge agrees, we begin trial preparation.
We conduct a trial.
At all stages, we continue to explore the possibility of a reasonable settlement.