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Facing a Lawsuit? Embrace the Legal Process with Confidence. Here’s What to Expect.

“Will I have to go to court?” It’s a common concern and a perfectly reasonable question for anyone facing a legal matter.  

The good news? In most cases, you won’t set foot in a courtroom. While trials do exist, they’re the result of a lengthy and thorough legal process, and most cases settle before reaching that stage.  

Picture it as a climb up a mountain. Trials represent the summit, yet most cases remain at “base camp” and never ascend to the top. Along the way, you might encounter some “checkpoints,” such as preliminary hearings and case management conferences, but fear not – these are typically managed by your attorney and seldom demand your presence.  

Here’s what you can anticipate after filing a lawsuit: 

  • Court dates: Court dates or various conferences will be scheduled but attending them is optional. Consider these as administrative milestones expertly handled by your legal team.  
  • Case Management Conference: This establishes the trial date, but rest assured, your physical presence is not required. Your attorneys will handle all proceedings, and the judge won’t direct any questions your way.     
  • Discovery: This is where evidence is gathered and exchanged. While you might participate in depositions or sworn statements, these typically occur outside the courtroom.     
  • Settlement Negotiations: This is the stage where most cases find resolution. Your attorney will engage in negotiations with the opposing party to reach an agreement that sidesteps the need for a trial.   

Remember: You’re not navigating this journey alone. Your attorney will be by your side at every step, explaining the process and addressing any questions you may have.  

So, take a deep breath and concentrate on identifying the optimal legal solution for your situation. With a skilled lawyer guiding you, the likelihood of setting foot in a courtroom is minimal.  

Still have questions? We’re always here to assist. Give us a call, send an email, or schedule a consultation. We’ll navigate the legal landscape for you, allowing you to focus on what matters most.  


While the prospect of court appearances may initially seem daunting, they are often unnecessary. With the right guidance and representation, you can resolve your legal matter in most legal cases without ever stepping into a courtroom. Feel free to reach out to us for expert advice and support throughout your legal journey.  

Please note that this information is for informational purposes only and reading it does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. If you have any questions or require legal support for your business, contact us to discuss representation.  


PLEASE NOTE: This is not a representation, warranty, or guarantee of a future result or outcome. Every case is different just like every one of our clients.