Litigation is simply the representation of a client in court or in other dispute resolution arenas such as arbitration, licensing boards and government agencies. The common aspect of litigation matters is that they involve a dispute among individuals, corporations and/or government agencies or departments. Although litigation foresees the potential for a lawsuit and a trial, many matters handled by litigators are resolved by settlement, either prior to the initiation of a lawsuit, or if a lawsuit is begun, before trial. As such, the skills of a litigator go beyond trial practice and include negotiation and alternative paths to settlement such as mediation.

A Team Approach

Because disputes can arise in virtually any setting, it is impossible for a litigator to have expertise in every field in which litigation may arise. For that reason, the attorneys at Gross, Minsky & Mogul, P.A., utilize a team approach to many litigation matters. Often, litigation matters involve areas of the law in which members of the firm have developed a particular specialty. In those instances, a litigator will team up with the attorney that has developed specialized training to provide the client with the highest degree of expertise both in the specialized field as well as in the field of litigation. This team approach does not inflate the cost of litigation since duplication of effort is avoided. In fact, the team approach actually reduces the cost of litigation because each attorney performs the tasks which he or she is most competent to perform. When necessary and appropriate we consult with experts in the applicable fields, often enlisting the help of those who wrote articles in the pertinent professional journals.

Common types of litigation cases we deal with often:

  • Personal injury
  • Adoptions, guardianship & conservatorship
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Family law and divorce
  • Contract disputes
  • Timber trespass
  • Products liability
  • Criminal defense
  • Employment rights
  • Commercial transactions
  • Civil rights
  • Lender liability and banking
  • Will contests
  • Professional liability
  • Insurance disputes
  • Professional licensing

Our litigators are also prepared to represent clients with unique problems which do not fall into one of the categories mentioned above.

The Maine litigation lawyers of Gross, Minsky & Mogul, P.A., with the help of our clients, have developed a statewide reputation for success in state and federal courts as well as in settlement negotiations, mediation and arbitration. We always keep the cost of litigation in mind and recognize that success which is more costly than what is at stake is no success at all.