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Litigation & Controversy

General Litigation Services

Our law firm’s litigation practice groups represent both businesses and individuals in a broad array of litigation matters. The lead attorney in each practice group has significant experience in federal and state court litigation and the arbitration/mediation of disputes, and is supported by junior attorneys and skilled staff who also have a strong background in the subject matter of the dispute. Each litigation practice group is made up of skilled professionals with specific know-how which enables the group to litigate effectively and efficiently no matter if the subject is an intricate business dispute or a relatively simple and small claim against an individual. Our attorneys represent our clients in state and federal courts throughout Utah, Nevada and Texas.

The following is a list of various practice areas in which our law firm provides litigation and alternative dispute resolution services:

  • Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Lending & Structured Finance
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • White Collar & Government Investigations
  • Personal Injury

While the attorneys serving our clients in a litigation practice group generally represent businesses and individuals through the litigation process, they also provide our clients with risk management assessment prior to the commencement of litigation and complex litigation management services. Our litigation attorneys work with clients to establish and execute risk-shifting strategies created to keep our clients from the court room and to boost their prospects for effective resolution if litigation does occur.

Our litigation practice groups are also able to assist with intricate commercial and civil litigation matters for clients throughout the country by strategically locating, retaining and utilizing local counsel. We have found that creating a central litigation strategy for our clients can decrease the distractions and costs of litigation. This is because our clients work with the experienced litigation attorneys that they are used to working with to develop and manage litigation strategy, oversee discovery, and keep track of costs, rather than attempting to utilize new legal counsel with different methods and potential personality conflicts. This has become especially important as more and more of our clients participate in national and global markets due to global exposure provided by the Internet and the resulting demand for their products or services.

Business Litigation Specifically

Each Utah lawyer in our law firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group manages a large and diverse selection of commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters, generally consisting of the following types of matters:

  • Breach of contract and business tort cases
  • Unfair competition or trade practices
  • Trade secret and other statutory claims litigation
  • Professional liability and malpractice claims
  • Disputes related to real estate

If you are seeking a Utah lawyer with substantial and broad experience in state and federal trial courts, arbitration and mediation, then you will find such at the law firm of Shumway Van. Our attorneys have local and regional experience in a variety of business litigation matters and have access to broad and diverse expertise to assist with the resolution of claims in a fair and expeditious manner.

We work with clients in a wide variety of industries to protect their rights and interests, both as plaintiffs and defendants. Our Utah lawyers work carefully with para-professionals, law clerks and third-party data management and organizational services to successfully deal with the data and document-intensive facets of discovery in our more intricate and complicated issues. We also encourage clients throughout the litigation process to minimize the interruption and cost of undesirable litigation by streamlining their internal processes before submitting documents to our law firm. In almost every case it is far cheaper for our clients’ staff to organize documents rather than having our staff or attorneys do so; therefore, we strive to achieve efficiency and productivity by creating synergies with our clients rather than always bearing the laboring oar and charging for it.

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