Litigation

Litigation employs the adversarial method of dispute resolution. The parties and their attorneys work in competition with each other to convince a third party (a judge or arbitrator) to see things their way. The judge or arbitrator, and not the parties, decides how the dispute will be resolved. But that may not necessarily mark the end of the litigation. If either party disagrees with the outcome, they can enter into an appeal process available whereby they ask a different judge to overturn the decision of the original judge or arbitrator.

Litigation offers the certainty of an eventual resolution. But it places the power to decide the terms of that resolution in the hands of others. It is, by definition, the most contentious method of resolving a dispute and it is generally considered to be the most expensive as well.

Litigation can provide the best, or only, process option for parties who genuinely require someone else to make the decisions for them, or who are unable or unwilling to attempt to work together to seek mutually acceptable solutions.

After a career in the courtroom, I have chosen to focus my efforts on more peaceful forms of dispute resolution. But if you feel that litigation is the right process for your situation, I would be happy to recommend any number of trusted colleagues who can provide those services.

Contact Me

Name

Testimonial Disclaimer

Every legal matter is different. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case, and no attorney can guarantee a positive result in any particular case. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Contact Disclaimer

Any information sent to by internet, e-mail, or through the website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. Transmission of information from this website or via email does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the attorney, nor is it intended to do so. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

Attorney Advertising Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. Transmission of information from this website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the attorney, nor is it intended to do so. This website contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments, settlements, or verdicts. No recipients of content from this site, clients or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting solely on the basis of any content included in the site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice from a qualified attorney licensed in the recipient’s state. 

Some links within the Website may lead to other web-sites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. We include these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents.

This web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

All attorneys depicted on this website are from the Law Offices of Ivan Alter, Esq., P.C. Any other persons depicted in a photo or video are actors or models and not clients of the firm.