What is a Trial Lawyer?

"Colson Hicks Eidson is recognized as one of the top litigation firms in the country, handling local, national and international litigation for a wide range of clients." - Chambers USA

May 20, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson

In this video, attorney Mike Eidson answers the question: What is a trial lawyer? He explains that the law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson prepares each case it takes on as if it was going to trial before a judge or jury. By preparing in that manner, the defendants are more likely to settle the case for a full and fair amount.

Video Transcription:

Our firm is a litigation firm. The only thing we do is handle cases that are in dispute. Handle business disputes; it could be a personal injury claim where someone’s injured by the wrongful acts of another person. Every one of those may end up in litigation. And the end result of litigation, which gets these cases resolved, one way or another, either by settlement, or a jury verdict, or by judge decision, is a trial. That’s the final decider, is the trial. And knowing that that trial is there is what causes insurance companies and the defendants that we sue, to make reasonable offers to settle cases for our clients. But everybody has to know that this may end up in the courtroom, and so our people have to be trained to be able to stand on their feet and present the cases to the jury or to the judge. Those are the two ways you can do it. You can settle the case with an arbitration, a mediation, I won’t go into that. But all of those involve your ability to argue the case: understand the facts, analyze the facts, put them together in a way that makes sense to people, and then argue that case to the person who is going to decide your case, or argue it to the other side of your case so that you can get the case resolved successfully for the people you represent. Contact our lawyers at 305-476-7400. Or contact our website at https://www.colson.com for more information.