Legal issues can arise with neighbors, business partners, contractors, suppliers, employees and customers. The key to any legal dispute is to resolve it quickly and efficiently while accomplishing your goals and objectives in the matter. The Watkins Firm takes a unique approach to legal dispute resolution in San Diego that is designed to resolve legal issues in the shortest possible time frame and in a cost-effective manner.
Our unique approach is based upon a four-step process:
Many business attorneys have never won a case at trial, and many civil litigation firms make their money in one way: taking cases to trial resulting in an expensive and time consuming process. The Watkins Firm provides the best of both, and is one of the few firms with a proven track record of success at each step in this process.
It is important to understand that the majority of legal disputes are resolved prior to going to trial. The key to resolving a legal dispute is a thorough understanding of the “damages“. Legal disputes that don’t involve real estate (and many that do) are focused on the financial impact of the dispute known as the damages. Our attorneys quickly and efficiently accumulate all associated documentation, contracts, emails, texts and notes and calculate damages that result from the disagreement. This provides the leverage necessary to drive opposing parties to the negotiating table, where our attorneys work to establish a productive atmosphere. We strive to find common ground, while working collaboratively when possible to resolve issues, and reach a settlement that reflects our client’s goals.
When this isn’t possible, mediation and arbitration offer two additional venues where remaining issues can be worked through in an attempt to reach a settlement prior to taking the case to Court. The first question the Court will raise relates to our efforts to resolve the case, and a pre-trial settlement conference is ordered by the Judge. Our strategy for legal dispute resolution in San Diego avoids the time and expense associated with litigation, resulting in substantial savings to our clients while accomplishing their objectives.
If you are involved in a legal dispute contact us for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.