Morrison & Foerster tries more cases on a regular basis than most large law firms. Our current team of trial lawyers has first-chaired more than 750 jury trials across the country. In addition, we have tried hundreds of cases to arbitrators and administrative bodies.
We have five members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and eight Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Trial Preparation Philosophy
In an ideal world, all of our clients’ cases would be resolved without a trial. Litigation and trials, in particular, are stressful and expensive. From the moment we begin working on a case, we are looking for ways to resolve the dispute. The most cost-effective way to achieve our clients’ goals is to prepare each case as if it were going to trial. We focus on the key issues, witnesses, and documents at the outset so our clients can assess their case strengths and weaknesses early on. If a matter does not settle, this planning leaves us well positioned to present our client’s case to a judge or jury.
Our trial attorneys have one mission—to achieve the best results for our clients. We do this in two ways: (1) training our lawyers to have the skills essential to successfully trying a case, and (2) managing our resources and experiences so that we efficiently and effectively prepare for trial. We are able to staff our cases with trial teams that reflect the diversity of the jurors who will decide our clients’ cases because of our long-standing commitment to recruiting, training, and advancing women and lawyers of color.
Recent Trial Experience
Here is what they say about us:
Chambers USA 2015
“They are able to staff any matter appropriately so they can bring in huge resources whether that be back office or front office support, the right research, or the right drafting.”
“They have done an outstanding job in handling a large matter with multiple elements.”
“They are extremely smart and manage complex situations with multiple clients very effectively.”
Legal 500 US 2015
“The team at Morrison & Foerster LLP ‘provides excellent practical advice and is responsive and sensitive to important issues’.”
“Morrison & Foerster LLP provides ‘outstanding service and spot-on advice’ honed by ‘a very practical approach and a good eye to managing costs’.”
“Morrison & Foerster LLP is ‘rated very highly’ for its ‘business acumen’ and its provision of ‘practical, straightforward advice that helps the client address real-world business problems’.”
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