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We Play To Win

What should you look for in a litigator?

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2023 | General Litigation & Appeals

Civil litigation occurs when an individual or entity pursues a lawsuit against another party to receive compensation. The person who sues is the plaintiff, and the person or entity they are suing is the defendant. In a civil lawsuit, the plaintiff does not have the burden of proving that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. It is overall easier to gather evidence and make a case in court.

A solid defense is necessary to fight against these unreasonable claims and establishing a solid defense begins with your defense team. Below are some qualities you should consider when choosing a litigator to defend you in court.


Before you choose a litigator, you want to see the history of their success in similar lawsuits. You also want a litigator with extensive experience dealing with a civil lawsuit’s defense side.


Professionalism is all about showing up when your client needs you and knowing court requirements and deadlines. They should have the knowledge, skills and abilities to defend you in court, effectively applying the law and legal approaches whenever appropriate. They will know what to say and when to say it.


Litigation is not easy, and you want someone who will go above and beyond to defend you. Individuals target companies and businesses hoping to get a payout even when their claims have no merit. Legal issues can ruin any business organization’s reputation and companies choose to settle instead of litigating. The problem is that this gives others a reason to file claims against you. Your litigator should not be afraid to go to trial. They thrive in the courtroom.


There are several ways to build a defense strategy. The litigator you choose should not only rely on what the plaintiff has and react to it. You want a litigator who pushes boundaries and thinks outside of the box. They know when to play offense and use affirmative defense approaches.


Finally, you want a litigator with the passion and energy to litigate. Civil lawsuits can be time-consuming and can involve challenging decisions and outcomes. Your litigator should have the determination to withstand unpredictability and adversity.

The litigator you choose will represent you and defend you in the courtroom, so it would be best to choose wisely.