August 30th, 2023

Complex Litigation Requires a Multifaceted Approach

Whether criminal or civil, complex legal issues often require substantial resources, involve extensive discovery, and include nuanced areas of the law. At Gross McGinley, LLP, our litigation attorneys work collaboratively with clients in Pennsylvania to develop successful legal strategies and work toward positive outcomes. Navigating these cases can be challenging, but being aware of the many aspects of complex litigation can give you peace of mind and help you understand how our teams develop successful legal strategies.

A Skilled, Collaborative Legal Team

When facing a complex legal issue, it is crucial to assemble a talented legal team that possesses relevant experience and knowledge. For example, if you’re an executor of an estate dealing with a family member who’s contesting a will or contesting a trust, you’ll want to find an estate litigation attorney with a reliable, knowledgeable team of professionals who can handle all aspects of the case.

The multidisciplinary teams at Gross McGinley, LLP, include attorneys with a diverse range of skills and experience who collaborate and develop creative solutions for many types of cases involving complex litigation. Experienced paralegals, support staff, and investigators who understand the multifaceted elements of these cases also are vital members of our teams.

Case Assessment

It is essential for litigation attorneys to do a thorough evaluation and analysis of any case. Identifying key legal and factual issues, potential challenges, and available resources provides a solid base for formulating effective strategies in complex cases.

Strategic Planning

An experienced team should develop a comprehensive litigation strategy that is tailored to the client’s objectives and addresses the complexities of the case. Setting goals, determining which legal theories to pursue, and outlining an approach for each stage of litigation all are vital elements of strategic planning. Litigation attorneys also explore procedural tactics and the possibility of efficiently resolving issues through settlement negotiation and alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration.  

Coordinated Communication

Effective collaboration requires clear and consistent communication. In addition to keeping lines of communication open within the legal team and with the client, litigation attorneys should maintain contact with opposing counsel to ensure everyone is on the same page at each stage in the process. Keeping in touch and facilitating communication about the case may help clients come to a resolution and avoid trial, which saves time and money.

Expert Witnesses

Complex litigation usually requires the expertise of qualified professionals who provide opinions and testimony to support your case. Medical professionals, forensic accountants, financial professionals, industry specialists, forensic experts, and other types of specialists aid attorneys behind the scenes as well.

Discovery Management

Complex cases typically involve extensive discovery, including document production, depositions, and expert reports. With the vast amount of information and evidence involved, ligation attorneys need effective systems and technologies to help manage and organize it. Technological tools such as e-discovery, data analytics, and machine learning can be invaluable when it comes to identifying relevant information and gleaning insights during discovery.

Procedural and Tactical Maneuvers

Use of procedural motions, requests for summary judgment, and other tactical maneuvers often are useful when integrated into an overall litigation strategy. Narrowing the scope of the case and other results of these tactics can help clients gain an advantage over the opposition. Having lawyers who are skilled in both state and federal litigation ensures all your legal bases are covered.

Thorough Trial Preparation

Meticulous trial preparation is necessary when it comes to presenting a compelling case to a judge or jury. Legal research, creating exhibits and presentations, crafting persuasive arguments, preparing witnesses, and conducting mock trials are just a few elements involved in preparing for trial.

Post-Trial Considerations

Complex cases aren’t always completed when a trial is over and a decision is made by the court. In many cases, litigation attorneys need to prepare for post-trial actions. Appeals, post-trial motions, or judgment enforcement proceedings may be necessary to pursue additional options and resolve issues.

Personalized Legal Strategies

No two cases are alike. Legal strategies must be tailored to the specific circumstances, and unexpected twists and turns often arise during the litigation process. Our multidisciplinary teams of experienced lawyers and staff understand how to adapt to ever-changing dynamics and use innovative ideas and strategies to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.

Contact an Experienced Litigation Attorney in Pennsylvania

For more than 40 years, Gross McGinley, LLP, has provided forward-thinking legal solutions to clients throughout Pennsylvania. Whether you need assistance with trusts and estates, legal guardianship, or commercial litigation, our team can help. To schedule a consultation with a litigation attorney, contact us or call 610-820-5450

The content found in this resource is for informational reference use only and is not considered legal advice. Laws at all levels of government change frequently and the information found here may be or become outdated. It is recommended to consult your attorney for the most up-to-date information regarding current laws and legal matters.