Most litigation matters are resolved short of trial, but the ability to try a case and the skill for doing it well should be a prerequisite to the engagement of any law firm.
Most large firms have lawyers who have worked on litigation involving claims for significant damages or the potential for unfavorable exposure to the client. In that sense, most firms have many “litigators”. What distinguishes Steidley & Neal is that we have lawyers who have tried these cases; the difference is crucial. While the number of contested matters actually proceeding to trial has been declining for several years, the necessity of having experienced lawyers capable of doing this and the credibility this gives clients involved in these disputes could not be more important. Our attorneys boast impressive trial credentials along with deep trial experience in matters of all sizes.