Business Disputes

Business owners should select their litigation counsel with the same care that they would use in selecting a physician for their personal health needs. The key criteria in selection are: (1) quality of legal education (i.e., top-10 law schools); (2) extent of trial experience (i.e., dozens of prior trials), and (3) depth of relevant experience (i.e., insurance issues). The most overlooked criterion is the lawyer’s knowledge of the interplay between litigation and insurance. Approximately 90% of litigation in the U.S. is funded by insurance, such as general liability insurance, employment practices insurance, or “rep & warranty” insurance.