We know that many agreements in the marketplace are not
prepared by our real estate attorneys. Some are prepared by laypeople and others are prepared by legal counsel not accomplished in real estate matters. Problems may arise as a result.
We Have a Separate Group of Litigation Attorneys
Many law firms today dabble in litigation, but do not really engage in it full time and aggressively. If you are reading this article because you are involved, or potentially involved, in a dispute either now in court or leading to litigation. You are seeking to hire an attorney. Please make sure that the attorney you hire and the firm actually does litigation.
You may be surprised that many attorneys and law firms handle a variety of matters, but when those matters become adversarial and court involvement will occur, they pass on such representation. It’s true. There are good reasons, but it is true.
You want an attorney and a law firm that lives, breathes and is in court constantly handling litigation matters. You want years of experience. Most of all you want a team of attorneys and other para-professionals working your matter exclusively.
Our litigation attorneys at McFerran law spend the vast majority of their time with clients involved with formal litigation. You want that. You want experience. You want time in the turf. You want (and deserve) aggressive representation. That’s why we have a separate department with attorneys focused solely on representing clients in formal litigation.
We Handle Real Estate Related Litigation in All Court Systems
Our focus is the State of Washington. We are admitted in all the counties of the State of Washington as well as members of the federal court system. We handle cases in:
- Local city municipal courts
- Local County District Courts
- Statewide Courts of Appeal
- Statewide federal division courts
- Statewide mediations
- Statewide arbitrations
- Statewide County Superior Courts
- State of Washington Supreme Court
- Statewide federal bankruptcy courts
Our Real Estate Trial Litigation Experience
Our past trial experience includes jury trials, bench trials (where the judge decides the case), mediations and arbitrations. We have extensive experience in all the various venues (locations for litigation) and are very confident in each location.
Trial and litigation work is more than just the facts and the law. It is about presenting the facts and the law in the best manner possible. Many attorneys (frankly most attorneys both senior and junior) do not have significant experience at trial and, therefore, never get the opportunity to develop and refine those skills and to become comfortable with the trial process as a whole. Most attorneys are scared to death to go to trial. This is why it is so important that you make the proper choice of hiring a litigation attorney.
Representation in a mediation is not anything like a trial. Many (or most) attorneys can handle that. However, mediation representation by a trial attorney is a very different skill set. As a result, if you are reading this article and you are already involved in litigation and have hired an attorney, our litigation attorneys may still assist.
McFerran Law litigation practice group offers trial representation as a service to new clients and cooperating attorneys. Our attorneys may substitute and associate into existing cases moving toward trial to help and assist other attorneys or clients who may not be prepared to try their case or who are uncomfortable themselves taking their case to trial.
By bringing our litigators into a case before trial, we can offer you a new face on the existing case; can ready the case for trial, all while injecting new energy and momentum that may have become stale over the months and even years that it takes to finally get your case to trial.
We Welcome the Opportunity to Consult with You on Your Litigation Related Matter
Our Trial Attorneys at McFerran Law always have slots open in their daily schedule to meet with clients on new real estate matters. In many cases that one initial consultation can address all the needs of a client on a particular real estate, business, probate or tax deferred exchange matter.
We do not provide free consultations (except in the 1031 tax deferred exchange practice area). We pride ourselves that a single initial one-hour consultation will provide most clients all the information they need to move forward with their legal matter. We don’t have to research, investigate or learn about real estate law matters. Our attorneys can answer on the spot in that initial consultation most real estate questions you may have as they have over 35 years of experience. They only do real estate and matters related to real estate!
McFerran Law has a Special $150 New Matter Consultation Rate
Our Trial Attorneys can meet with you by phone, Zoom or in our office for an up to a one-hour time period to go over, in detail, your legal matter and generally provide you valuable legal information to assist you in your individual situation. If your matter will require additional services, your attorney will generally be able to provide you an estimate for such services as well.