Articles Written by Patrick Kitchin

The Slow Pace of Litigation Process

Even the simplest lawsuit can take up to one year to resolve. The reasons for the slow pace of the litigation process are many. Service of the Complaint: Once the plaintiff's complaint is filed, it must be served on the defendant. Sometimes, the defendant tries to...

A Word About the Settlement Process

Most civil lawsuits settle before trial. Statistics compiled by the judicial system show that only around 3% of all civil cases are tried before a jury or judge. The rest settle though the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process. The judicial system encourages...

A Word About the Legal Process

We think it is very important for our clients to understand how the civil justice system operates. With that in mind, we have developed a brief description of how the legal process works. The Parties to a Civil Suit The Plaintiff A person who is injured and who seeks...