Litigation is the cornerstone of Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie’s practice. The firm’s litigation and trial practice includes complex, multi-party cases as well as less complicated disputes. Many of the cases handled by Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie have involved issues on the frontier of emerging law. The firm has built its reputation upon its commitment to astute legal analysis, thorough case preparation and aggressive trial skills.
Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie’s long standing representation of parties involved in litigation has focused upon our clients’ two major concerns, namely the quality of services rendered and the cost of those services.
We are committed to an approach to litigation in which cases are supervised and tried only by experienced litigators. Our trial lawyers have the background and training to analyze difficult issues, sort through complicated facts, and then communicate all of the key points in an understandable and persuasive fashion to the trier of fact.
Our goal is to achieve the maximum advantage for our clients in court while at the same time avoiding unnecessary expense. Cases are analyzed and evaluated at an early stage in the litigation so as to afford our clients the opportunity to identify cases which are appropriate for early disposition or settlement, thereby avoiding unwarranted or unnecessary legal costs. Litigation activities are directed toward efficiency while at the same time thoroughly performing each task necessary to afford complete readiness for trial. Paralegals will, consistent with good practice, perform services for which they are qualified so as to contain client costs.
Our attorneys try cases. Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie has gained a reputation as an aggressive and highly successful trial firm through its dedication to thorough preparation and its willingness to try cases when indicated. Our clients recognize that even cases which are appropriate for settlement can be more advantageously concluded where opponents are aware that opposing counsel is thoroughly prepared, willing and able to try cases.
We are familiar with and comply with client litigation guidelines and procedures. We work cooperatively with our clients to maintain fair and reasonable fees.
In some situations litigation is not the best way to resolve a dispute. Alternatives such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration and mini-trials may be superior for cost, public relations or morale reasons. The lawyers at Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie are experienced in determining when ADR is appropriate for a particular dispute or as a company-wide policy. They can evaluate the myriad of ADR options and identify the device best suited to an employer’s needs.