Real Estate Litigation

Law Office of Jerry Rios

How We Handle Cases

We represent plaintiffs and defendants.

Obtaining a positive outcome in a lawsuit begins with defining what the win looks like. We begin by digging deep to understand the situation, the client, the client’s business, and how this all fits into the facts of the dispute. We work with the client to map out a strategy for resolving the dispute – defining expectations for what we intend to accomplish, and then executing the plan to get the results our client wants.

We take cases to trial. Everything we do is to prepare us to persuade a jury. From this, we have two guiding principles for litigation, which sets us apart. First, less is often best. Second, early discovery is effective discovery. We are great believers in the jury system and we therefore hone our arguments and conduct discovery with an eye to telling a simple story to a jury.

No matter what course of action we recommend to a client, we know that cost containment is important. Fully litigating a case can take considerable time and money. If it is possible for us to help our clients take a more efficient and economical route to a solution, we endeavor to do so

The will to win. We want to win and we want to know what you want.

Every person is different. Every case is different. Within the first few conversations with a client, Jerry will try to ascertain from a client what he or she wants out of the lawsuit. What will make you happy? It is always important to manage the expectations about potential outcomes so that you and I can be realistic about your options. It is always the lawyer’s job to guide the client through the legal process and help the client achieve his or her individual goals.

Sometimes, winning means beating the other side. Sometimes winning means reducing the amount of damages sought if you are the defendant. Sometimes winning means having your day in court.

We can’t promise you an outcome. No lawyer can. But we can promise you personalized service and effort. We believe in what we do and we believe in the system.

When mergers and acquisitions fall apart, business transactions go awry, contracts are breached, or other disputes occur in the corporate world, we stand ready to mount an aggressive case for our clients. We have experience in state, federal and appellate courts. We handle a wide range of commercial disputes involving:

Lender liability
Property owner liability claims
Construction defect and warranty claims
Landlord/tenant claims
Foreclosure disputes
Joint venture and partnership disputes
Trespass to real property
Construction disputes

Our firm handles both residential and construction disputes and typically represents:

Contractors and suppliers
Developers
Engineers
Architects
Landlords
Tenants
Purchasers
Sellers

Call us today for a free initial consultation.