Our Litigation Lawyers Are Here To Help

Our litigation lawyers handle both contested litigation matters and planning and advisory matters for various business, employer, and nonprofit clients. In addition, our attorneys handle trials, hearings, appeals, and all pre-trial proceedings in federal and state courts and agencies in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, and the greater Philadelphia area.

Aside from advocacy skills, each litigation lawyer at our law firm acts as an advisor, negotiator, and problem solver for clients. This training helps the practice lawyers prevent and resolve disputes and litigate. These skills are particularly important in areas such as employment law, education law, and construction law. It's why we include employment, education, and real estate lawyers in the litigation practice group. The goal of our litigation team is to serve organizational and individual clients effectively through a combination of skilled advocacy, practical advice, and knowledge of both the law and the client’s business or personal goals.


What You Need to Know About Litigation

It’s important to first understand that litigation differs from a lawsuit. The latter represents a civil, legal dispute between a plaintiff and a defendant. Litigation, however, is the process the lawsuit goes through once filed. So litigation is actually a method for settling a lawsuit or legal dispute.

Make no mistake. Litigation can be a time-consuming process. Many trials don’t happen before one year of the suit’s filing. Once begun, some trials take years to conclude. The longer the litigation, the more costly the trial. Costs aside, trials can be stressful, damages are unpredictable, appeals can extend the outcome even longer, and trials are public, unless sealed by a judge. In most cases, by some calculations, up to 95%, both sides agree to a settlement.

With that in mind, you need a litigation lawyer that can navigate toward the best outcome. So, our attorneys assess the specifics of your case and calculate your risks based on the facts. If litigation is in your best interests, we’ll prepare a sound case in your favor.  If not, we’ll discuss a possible settlement and request favorable terms you can live with based on your personal goals.



Key Factors to Consider When Pursuing Litigation

There are cases where it makes perfect sense to pursue litigation. For example, many litigation cases revolve around breach of contract, employment, business disputes, real estate deals, and personal injury.

In determining whether to proceed or not, we assess six key factors:

  1. Risk/Reward: Is what you will gain from litigation worth the cost it will take?
  2. Case Strength: An experienced litigation lawyer can analyze the evidence and assess your chances of winning.
  3. Options: Have other options like mediation or settlement been exhausted?
  4. Privacy: Are you willing to have details of your dispute go public?
  5. Judgment: Even if you win, can you collect? In many instances, the opposition may lack the necessary assets to pay you even if you win the decision.
  6. Appeals:  If either side believes the pre-trial or trial process was flawed, several appellate rights are often available to correct the problem or require a new trial.

Our litigation lawyers serve you or your organization through skilled advocacy, practical advice, and knowledge of both the law and, most importantly, your business or personal goals.

Select the Right Litigation Firm

There are a lot of considerations surrounding litigation. First, make sure you get the right legal counsel to make the right decision -- legal counsel that is experienced, diverse, and highly capable. Our Bucks County and Montgomery County litigation lawyers can help you present and resolve disputes as wells as litigate. Our goal is to serve you or your organization through skilled advocacy, practical advice, and knowledge of both the law and, most importantly, your business or personal goals.

We’ll put that track to work on your behalf and get you the results you want. Whether it involves a lawsuit or settlement, give us a call. We have law offices in Doylestown and Norristown, PA, with a third office in Cherry Hill, NJ.

 

Litigation Attorneys

Thomas D. Rees

Thomas D. Rees | labor employment Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Labor & Employment Attorney Thomas D. Rees handles litigation and dispute resolution for businesses and schools in and around Pennsylvania.

Richard C. Sokorai

Richard C. Sokorai | litigation Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Richard Sokorai is an equity partner at High Swartz. He focuses on civil litigation, personal injury, and environmental law as an attorney.

David J. Brooman

David J. Brooman | Environmental Lawyer | High Swartz

David J. Brooman has more than three decades experience in environmental law, zoning and land use development, and environmental litigation.

Thomas E. Panzer

Thomas E. Panzer | workers' attorney | High Swartz doylestown pa

Municipal, Zoning and Workers' Compensation Attorney focusing on administrative litigation, land use, and all aspects of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims, litigation, and settlements.

Kevin Cornish

Kevin Cornish multi state litigation support attorney

Kevin Cornish is a litigation attorney focusing his legal practice on commercial, civil, contract, construction, and business litigation.

Mark R. Fischer Jr.

Mark Fischer | litigation Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Mark Fischer represents businesses in breach of contract, payment collection, construction defect, & consumer protection disputes in PA and NJ.

Chelsey A. Christiansen

Chelsey christiansen Family and Child Advocacy Attorney

As a family lawyer, Chelsey A. Christiansen focuses her legal practice on family and juvenile law, litigation, divorce, child support, custody, and advocacy.

Matthew T. Hovey

matthew t hovey montgomery county attorney at High Swartz attorneys for law

Matthew T. Hovey is a Montgomery County attorney with a keen focus on municipal law who also practices civil litigation, land use, and real estate.

Samuel T. Cooper

samuel t cooper litigation attorney in montgomery county pa

As an attorney, Samuel T. Cooper focuses on Civil Litigation, from contract disputes through personal injury and Municipal Law.

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