And in every case, we work with clients to articulate their objectives and understand their options, navigate the process of resolving business disputes, and trace a clear and practical path for getting from where they are to where they want to be. We provide pragmatic advice to help guide their decisions – when to negotiate, when to offer concessions, when to settle, when to push back, and when to go all in and try the case.
In addition, clients regularly turn to AlvaradoSmith’s appellate practice lawyers to defend lower court decisions and reverse unfavorable rulings: we have briefed cases on the merits before the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and all Districts of the California Court of Appeal, as well as merits and amicus briefing before the California Supreme Court. We have obtained significant wins for our clients on appeal, including numerous published decisions, scaling back an adverse jury verdict and fee award by two-thirds, and reversing a fee denial in a precedential decision. Our attorneys also have a strong and successful appellate writ and motion practice both in federal and state courts.
Adapting Practice to Increase Efficiencies
As technology continues to transform the litigation landscape – the use of artificial intelligence for document review, the ever-expanding obligations (and cost) of e-discovery, and the growing risk of lawsuits stemming from data protection and privacy issues, for example – we continue to adapt. We regularly evaluate and incorporate new tools and practices to ensure that our clients benefit from both the increased efficiencies brought by new technologies and, more importantly, the competitive advantages that technology brings to the courtroom and negotiating table.
Successes we have obtained on behalf of clients include:
In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.
Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.
We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients. READ MORE