The Firm provides aggressive and innovative representation in civil litigation. Our trial practice is designed to fit the needs of our clients and the changing environment of the law. The last century has seen an explosion of civil litigation bringing with it new causes of action and theories of liability. Our firm makes it a priority to stay in touch with the changing practice of law by listening to the needs of our clients and by monitoring case law and industry trends.
Our litigation practice includes: medical and professional malpractice, products liability, construction liability, premises liability, vehicular accidents, and fire liability. Due to the breadth of our litigation practice, our attorneys are experienced in general and specialized tort litigation, including negligence, intentional torts and statutory causes of action.
Based upon our litigation experience, the legal team at Shumway Van has the ability to accurately evaluate the value and strength of each case. Our attorneys are able to assimilate the facts of a case, client goals, and the law to develop a litigation plan of action that is aggressive, realistic, and cost-effective.
The Firm’s litigators know that good results in litigation are the product of hard work and skill. We know how to effectively prepare for trial and try cases. From the earliest stages of litigation, we analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the case and marshal the evidence necessary to promote our client’s position. Our seasoned trial lawyers know from experience how to efficiently navigate the litigation process, how to favorably position a case, and how to persuasively present that case at trial.
The fact is that an overwhelming percentage of lawsuits settle at some point. Good settlements are negotiated from a position of strength. That strength comes in part from a demonstrated willingness and ability to vigorously advocate a client’s position successfully through trial, if necessary, and to perform at the highest levels of the profession.
We seek to understand our clients’ legal and business objectives and to map out a strategy to satisfy both those objectives. In this respect, we give our clients a prompt, honest, and practical evaluation of their legal position. Our litigators work closely with our transactional attorneys and draw upon their substantive expertise to better serve our clients. Our success is derived from performing high-quality legal work at a reasonable price while providing superior service.