Most problems should be solved without a lawsuit. But sometimes that isn't possible. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to file a lawsuit or you have been sued, we can help you out. Our experience in litigation extends to both Idaho state and federal courts, including the Idaho Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
We have handled bench and jury trials and appeals. Our approach in litigation depends on your goals. When we sit down, we first ask:
What do you want to accomplish in this lawsuit?
In our experience, a lawsuit is a bad place to try to get everything you want because there are rarely clear winners and losers.
We also want you to understand the cost. Litigation is expensive and the costs are often driven by how the other side handles the case. We have seen attorney fees in litigation reach $15,000 a month and it usually takes at least 12 months to get to trial. It isn't worthwhile to go bankrupt while in lawsuit - no matter how right you are.
These are some of the types of cases we have handled in litigation:
- Timber trespass
- Easement disputes
- Breach of contract
- Shareholder derivative actions
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims against directors
- HOA liens
- Foreclosures and debt collection
- Business dissolution
This is only a short list of the types of cases we handle, and each one has its own unique issues. If you have a lawsuit you need some help with, give us a call in Coeur d'Alene @ 208-215-2411.