When legal disputes disrupt your business or personal life, having a committed, knowledgeable attorney to zealously advocate on your behalf brings comfort and peace of mind. Elfreda Dockery represents Illinois businesses, families and individuals in various aspects of litigation, including court mandatory arbitration. Drawing on my vast experience, I can help you with all types of general civil litigation in state court, including:
Some legal disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom and most are settled out of court. But, if the matter is not resolved without having to go to court, I have the skill and experience to go to trial when necessary and fight to uphold your rights.
As your advocate in the above civil suits, I represent your interests through the following stages of your case:
The discovery phase of your case will likely be the most time-consuming. At this stage, information is exchanged in the form of depositions (oral questions), interrogatories (written questions), and the production of documents involving the parties to the suit and subpoenas if information is requested from a third party.
Most lawsuits don’t involve all of these stages; however, most legal matters are settled before ever reaching the courtroom. If settling your case early on will achieve the best result, I will take the time to explain why I believe it is in your best interest to settle instead of engaging in lengthy litigation. But if protracted litigation is the only solution to achieve the proper outcome, I am ready. My professional courtroom demeanor and meticulous preparation give me an edge as an assertive, strategic advocate.