3 legal tips to consider before you file a lawsuit

It is easy to work up a client into a frenzy with all the potential legal claims you can pursue, it’s much tougher for attorneys (including me) to separate some of the emotion to allow consideration of non-litigation alternatives.  A couple of tips before filing a lawsuit:

 

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  1. Ask your attorney for a ballpark of the attorney fees and costs involved at each stage;
  2. Ask for a written road map of what is going to happen in the case; and
  3. Ask about what the options are for resolving the dispute out of court.

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."