Generally speaking, business litigation comes in two varieties. Either you are a plaintiff seeking relief from another party, or a defendant seeking exoneration in a lawsuit. As a plaintiff, the goal is to obtain relief quickly which is achieved by diligent prosecution of your claims. As a defendant, while it is generally desirable to obtain exoneration sooner rather than later, it is equally important to remain focused on the continuation of your business and not the litigation. However, every litigation is different and every client handles litigation differently and has a different tolerance for risk. Each matter we take is evaluated and litigated individually by attorneys that will handle the litigation from start to finish.
DuffyAmedeo LLP professionals collectively have more than 40 years’ experience handling sophisticated commercial litigation matters. In our experience, the most important part of running a litigation can be knowing when to negotiate and knowing when to show strength and aggression. Parties show strength by pushing the case forward, which is accomplished by conducting discovery and holding the other party to the parameters and rules that govern litigation. Once cases have completed discovery, lawyers typically evaluate the case and meet with clients to discuss options.
Regardless of the client’s role – plaintiff or defendant – options might include motion practice, mediation, or informal settlement negotiations. Decisions regarding case strategy will always be determined with the client who remains the attorney’s partner throughout the case. With each step of the litigation, the client will always be informed of options and potential outcomes of each of those options
The right attorney-client relationship is a critical component of a successful outcome. DuffyAmedeo LLP professionals understand the importance of this relationship. We pride ourselves on working to understand our clients’ definition of success relating to their litigation. As a client of DuffyAmedeo LLP, you will always receive individual attention and access to the attorneys working on your matter.