Services

Services for Individuals and Businesses
If you or your company need help with a dispute, I can help by negotiating a settlement if possible, and taking your case through trial and an appeal if necessary. Examples of services I provide include:
  • Negotiating on your behalf with vendors, customers, insurers, partners, creditors, government agencies or others to try to settle the dispute without litigation;
  • Filing and prosecuting lawsuits in state or federal court to protect your rights or your company's rights;
  • Defending you and your company in lawsuits;
  • Obtaining preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders;
  • Representing you in mediation and arbitration proceedings;
  • Presenting your case in jury and bench trials; and
  • Protecting your rights on appeal.
Services for Lawyers and Law Firms
If you're a lawyer whose firm needs help with a case, I can provide as much or as little help as you need, including:
  • Brainstorming with you about strategy (e.g., which claims and defenses to assert based on their costs and benefits);
  • Researching and drafting pleadings, motions and oppositions (e.g., demurrers, summary judgment motions, etc.);
  • Conducting and defending depositions of percipient or expert witnesses, and preparing witnesses for their depositions;
  • Preparing for trial by drafting trial briefs, motions in limine, trial graphics, witness outlines, jury instructions, etc.;
  • Assisting you at trial as the first or second chair; and
  • Researching and drafting appellate briefs and petitions.
For a Dispute, You Need a Trial Lawyer, not a "Fill-in-the-Blank" Lawyer
One thing I've learned from handling such a wide variety of cases is that, when you're in a dispute, it is important to hire a good trial lawyer, rather than a lawyer who specializes in one area of the law, or one industry. A good trial lawyer can learn quickly about whatever industry you're in and whatever laws your dispute involves by reading and talking to others. By contrast, an attorney who specializes in one industry or area of the law cannot become a good trial lawyer just by reading or talking to others. Winning cases in court requires a unique skill set that does not come from books or conversations. That is the special set of skills that I have developed over a lifetime. I know how to present your case.

That's why clients from a wide variety of industries have relied on me to handle all kinds of disputes. My clients' industries have included: real estate, entertainment, software, retail, aviation, cellular telecommunications, natural gas, banking, advertising, restaurants, hotels, accounting and construction. Their lawsuits have involved, among other things: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, trade secrets, copyright, trademarks, employment disputes, personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, trespass, defamation, will contests, trusts, etc.

Let's talk about your situation. Call me, Walter Whitman Moore, at 213.290.1709 or click here to send me email.