Lawyer and litigator are often used interchangeably, but this isn’t quite accurate. While both are attorneys, they have slightly different focuses. A lawyer prepares documents, consults on legal matters, and represents their clients’ interests in any legal situation. A litigator is a lawyer whose main focus is on representing clients in trials. Litigators are also sometimes called trial lawyers, and it is possible for a lawyer to also be a litigator and provide a wide range of services to their clients.
When you are dealing with legal issues, having someone who understands the California laws and court processes can help make the situation less stressful. The attorneys at our law firm can discuss your circumstances and provide counsel on your options and next steps, whether that’s normal business procedures or litigation.
Do I Need a Lawyer or a Litigator?
Whether you need a lawyer or a litigator depends on what kind of legal services you require. If you’re looking for a general business attorney to provide counsel, prepare documents, and answer questions, you are probably looking for a lawyer. If you are facing a specific legal situation, such as your company being sued, you need an attorney who is comfortable representing you through trial, which means you need a litigator.
How Do I Know If an Attorney Is a Good One?
When you’re looking for an attorney, it can be difficult to wade through all of the options to find the right person for your needs. But there are some questions you can ask and steps you can take to increase the chances of finding the right lawyer. You can ask for referrals from friends, family, or business contacts to find an attorney who has successfully represented others. You will also want to talk with any lawyer you are considering hiring to find out whether they consider themselves a litigator and if they have experience with similar cases.
What Happens After I Hire a Lawyer?
Once you have hired a lawyer or a litigator, they can officially represent you in all legal matters. If you are currently facing a lawsuit, this means that they will file a notice with the courts that you have retained them as representation and start the process of going through the documents related to the case. The attorney will let you know what strategy they think is the right choice moving forward and ensure you understand what’s going on as the case progresses.
If you think that you may need a lawyer or litigator for your business needs, contact our law firm at 323-230-6200. Our team has experience in all aspects of business and entertainment law and can help with any legal needs. To get more information about our firm and the services we offer, schedule an appointment today.