Litigation Philosophy

LitigationPhilosophy

Overhauser Law Offices provides legal counsel for the prosecution and defense of intellectual property rights holders and users.

In litigation, our goal is to compile a strong, persuasive argument that a jury will respond to without engaging in so much discovery that the element of surprise is lost at trial.  We work with our clients, seeking to understand the complete context of each case and compiling evidence that supports the claims we will make in court.

Unlike larger firms that commit extensive resources to over-work each case, our firm plies the expert knowledge of each attorney to ensure that our preparation is thorough but not excessive.  Generally, one attorney and one assistant handle each case.  They are supported by the entire staff of Overhauser Law Offices, who provide assistance and insight at weekly briefings and whenever the need arises.  Because much of our litigation is spent on contingent fee cases, we have developed a corporate culture that values teamwork and outcome-based success.

Our legal team is proficient at negotiating information discovery in litigation.  Whenever possible, we work with opposing counsel to reduce the court costs of discovery disputes. Our legal assistants identify and organize documents that tell the story of each case, while our attorneys identify privileged information that should be withheld.  When depositions are necessary, we seek only the most important testimony rather than educating the witnesses through unnecessary questioning.  Likewise, when our clients are witnesses, we prepare them for the difficult questions of the case and ask them to review the most important documents. Excessive discovery is inefficient.

In all things, we seek to be responsive to each client's needs and provide the most effective and efficient counsel possible.  To schedule a consultation with an Overhauser Law Offices attorney, please contact us.  It would be our pleasure to review your case and advise you of the best course of action.

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