The plaintiff’s civil litigation process, one step at a time

At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, our civil litigation clients count on us for more than tenacious representation. They also view us as a source of knowledge about the Massachusetts legal process and appreciate our willingness to walk them through every step of the way. 

There are some questions we see repeated, one of the most common relating to the amount of time a given claim will take. This is simple to ask, but it is nearly impossible to provide an answer with any level of accuracy. Instead, we try to present our strategies and explain why we think these actions will result in the quickest and most favorable conclusions for our clients.

When bringing a case, our first step is investigation. This informs and supports every other step of the negotiation and litigation; we often consider it as the most important stage of a case. Some of the strategies we might employ at this point are client interviews, document review and witness research.

After we look into our client’s situation, we would typically draft a complaint on their behalf. This document begins the legal process. For a more in-depth discussion of this, as well as other important milestones in the civil litigation process, please refer to FindLaw’s example of a typical lawsuit chronology.

While it might seem redundant, the next step is further investigation. This discovery stage is different than our initial research in that it involves the opposing party in our client’s dispute, as well as any third parties. 

After we bring all of this information to light, our opponents often find it in their best interests to attempt to end the case. Our clients also typically hope to end their disputes outside of a formal trial. While we are more than prepared for courtroom proceedings, we are often able to secure a favorable agreement outside of court. Please continue to read on our main site for more information.

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