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How We Work

We’re with you all the way.

You’ve put your trust in us. We won’t let you down.

What is justice?

For you, justice may mean getting answers about how or why something terrible happened. It may mean money to balance the harms and losses you’ve experienced or may face in the future. It may mean bringing about changes that prevent harm to others. Maybe it’s a combination of these. We want to understand what justice means for you. We are confident we can help you achieve your goals.

Our pursuit is relentless

Litigation is serious business, and in complex cases, the search for justice requires tremendous effort and perseverance. You can expect us to tirelessly pursue your case. When you work with Cooper Elliott your case will proceed along these lines:

  • 01

    Initial conversation.

    We discuss your goals and our process, and gather important information.

  • 02

    Evaluation.

    As we collect information, including records and witness statements, we assess the strengths and weaknesses of all possible claims and defenses and whether pre-suit settlement is feasible.

  • 03

    Filing the lawsuit.

    This starts the formal litigation process. Prior to filing we strategize as a team and collaborate with you to determine a path that we believe will best accomplish your goals.

  • 04

    Exchange of information.

    This is called the discovery phase and includes exchanging documents and obtaining testimony under oath from witnesses and experts.

  • 05

    Mediation.

    After sufficient information has been obtained, many times the parties will attempt to resolve the case by using a neutral person to help bring the sides together.

  • 06

    Trial.

    If mediation or negotiations are unsuccessful, the next stop is the courthouse.

We believe in collaboration–with you, and within the firm–in pursuing your goals.

We generally work in teams, which means you will always have someone you can turn to for updates as your case proceeds.

At each step you can expect a straightforward assessment of

  • the strengths and weaknesses of your case
  • any hurdles we face
  • the likelihood of accomplishing your goals
  • what you are likely to receive if your claims are successful