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What should I do if I have received a deposition subpoena?


Firstly, do not ignore the deposition subpoena. If you received a Deposition Subpoena, and you are not a party to the lawsuit, then you are still required to either produce documents and/or personally appear for a deposition provided that the document was properly served and the court has jurisdiction over you. It will not go away by itself. There are numerous ways to attack a deposition subpoena, including that the jurisdictional or geographical limits are beyond what is allowed by the California Code of Civil Procedure of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. However, you have a limited amount of time to respond, and if you ignore it, the other side can and most probably will get a court order compelling your attendance at the deposition and seek their attorney’s fees for having to file the motion. We have represented numerous clients in depositions and have often been able to work it out with opposing counsel so the client does not have to appear for the scheduled deposition. Call us today if you have received a deposition subpoena.


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.