Litigation

At Idaho Law Group, we make courtroom excellence our highest priority. That’s because we understand that your story is only as good as its story-teller, and that your story must be well-told in order to win.  Not surprisingly, jurors across the nation are daily persuaded, or dissuaded, to make decisions based upon a lawyers’ courtroom demeanor and performance, and whether that performance is confusing or convincing makes all the difference in their seeing things from your perspective.   While we never promise a particular case outcome, our clients always approach trial with clear and confident testimonies, satisfied that they’re being fully heard and clearly understood.

Every successful trial begins with a good attorney-client relationship.  We take time to discuss your goals, your preferences, and your emotional and financial limitations right up front.  And unlike many litigation firms, we examine both the strengths and weaknesses of your case, which allows for smarter representation and better trial results.  We also take time explore your litigation alternatives, such as arbitration and informal settlement discussions.  In addition, all of our clients enjoy an “at-will” relationship with our firm, which means they are never locked into a long-term commitment.  We feel you’re your satisfaction, and not a signed piece of paper, should decide our ongoing service as your lawyers.

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Lawsuits
  • Construction Litigation
  • Agricultural Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Negligence Litigation
  • Torts Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Collections/Foreclosure Litigation
  • Criminal Defense Litigation

FAQ’s

HOW LONG BEFORE MY CASE GOES TO TRIAL?

Each case is different. Depending on the nature of your claims, the legal and factual issues involved, and the disposition of the other parties, your case may continue anywhere from a few months to a few years or more before going to trial. That is why we spend time with each client assessing the likely timetables and financial commitments involved.

HOW EXPENSIVE IS LITIGATION?

Litigation will cost as much as it takes to achieve your goals. Settlement, for instance, will often be much less expensive than full litigation. In all our cases, we require an initial retainer payment, with an agreement on your part for ongoing funding as required. Because finances matter, we don’t start working until you have a clear idea of the time and costs involved.

ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO TRIAL?

A lawsuit (and even a potential lawsuit) can settle at any point, even in the midst of trial. We like to explore your settlement options early on so that you can retain full control of your case progress. Settlement can be as simple as over-the-phone attorney negotiations, or as formal as arbitration. If we ever receive a settlement offer from the other party(s), you are always the first to know and have the right to accept or reject it.

DO YOU HANDLE APPEALS?

Yes. Because even a good case can be poorly decided by a judge or jury, Idaho provides for appeal to the Idaho Appellate Courts (Court of Appeals and Idaho Supreme Court). Appeals can be long and expensive, but you are usually entitled to recover your attorney fees upon prevailing, which is why we carefully weight your chances of success before taking this step.

HOW OFTEN CAN I CALL YOU AS A CLIENT?

As often as you’d like to. Some clients prefer, as a cost-savings measure, to receive trial updates only as necessary. Other’s like to have regular and frequent contact. And while we can’t promise that we’ll return every phone call, email, or text message that same-day, we do promise that they will never be missed or ignored. And our calendar is always open whenever you’d like to schedule a phone or live appointment. Since we have no ‘favorite clients’, your time is just as valuable to us as the next case, and we strive to be fair and available for all your needs.