Litigation Attorneys in Utah
At Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C., our attorneys are strong and accomplished litigators who are prepared to tackle even the most complex cases. With locations in St. George, Cedar City and Kanab, we are fully prepared to handle cases throughout Utah. Additionally, we have attorneys licensed to practice in Nevada.
Our full-service firm represents clients in state and federal courts, both at the trial and at appellate levels. Whether you are a business owner, construction contractor, developer or an individual involved in a real estate dispute, we can help. We provide skilled litigation services for a broad range of legal concerns, including those pertaining to:
- Business and commercial litigation
- Employment litigation
- Civil litigation (including family law matters, personal injury claims)
- Trust, probate and inheritance litigation
- Real estate and property rights litigation
- Contract enforcement, noncompete agreements, shareholder disputes
- Construction law litigation
- Debt collections
- Insurance defense
- Creditor bankruptcy
- Water law/water rights
- Community association litigation
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Foreclosure and foreclosures lien, mechanic’s liens
- Constitutional claims
- Secured transactions
- Appellate litigation
Experienced Appellate and Trial Lawyers
Our goal is to resolve our client’s dispute effectively and with confidence. We partner with you to understand your legal matter and to provide the best advice and representation available to bring a speedy resolution to the problems you face. With decades of experience and a highly skilled team, we understand the unique needs and scenarios involved in construction disputes. We know that in the construction contracting business, your bottom line is the foundation of your business.
In addition to litigation, our law firm is prepared to represent clients in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Founding attorneys Lowry Snow and Curtis Jensen have specific ADR training and are adept in mediation and arbitration techniques.
What Does the Litigation Process Entail?
Generally speaking, there are five basic stages in the litigation process:
- Initial pleadings: These initial filings include a complaint, answer, and sometimes counterclaims, cross-claims and amended pleadings. They initiate the lawsuit and set the stage for the issues that are in dispute. They also request the types of relief (typically, monetary damages) that the parties are seeking.
- Discovery: During this stage, the parties gather evidence, review documents, conduct dispositions and take other steps to build their cases.
- Pretrial motions: At this stage, parties may move for summary judgment (a court disposition of the case without trial), dismissal or other action they want the court to take. This is also the stage for pretrial settlement negotiations.
- Trial: If the case proceeds to trial, each party will have an opportunity to present their case. The length of the trial depends on the complexity of the case and the issues involved.
- Post-trial motions and appeals: After a verdict is rendered, either by a judge or jury, the parties may seek additional action (such as reconsideration) from the trial court. The parties also have a limited window of time to pursue an appeal to a higher court.
The litigation process is complex, and it’s important to work with a legal team with the skill and experience needed to present a compelling case and address any challenges that arise along the way.
Is Litigation the Only Way To Resolve a Dispute?
No. Litigation isn’t the only way, and it often isn’t the best way to resolve a dispute. Various forms of alternative dispute resolution – such as mediation, arbitration and settlement negotiation – may be a more efficient and cost-effective way to resolve legal disputes. Our attorneys represent clients in all of these avenues.
What Are Some Key Things To Look For In a Litigation Attorney?
Experience is an important factor. Litigation is complicated, and many facets of a successful litigation strategy can only be learned through experience rather than academic learning. It’s also important to look for an attorney who focuses a major part of their practice on litigation rather than just dabbling in it. Finally, it’s often valuable to work with a lawyer who takes a team approach to handling litigation, with at least one other attorney or associate to assist in the process. Our firm assigns one lead attorney and one associate to every case, providing clients with the exceptional value that comes from having not one, but two legal minds dedicated to their cause.
Discuss Your Litigation Needs With Experienced Courtroom Attorneys
Litigation in today’s world is stressful and unwanted, but occasionally, it is unavoidable. During those times, the experienced attorneys at Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C., will steer you through the legal process. We offer seasoned legal guidance and a decadeslong reputation that ensure the decisions made are in your best interest and will bring you satisfying resolution. Contact us by calling 435-215-4960 or fill out and submit our online form.