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:



  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, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."