The Process of Discovery in a South Carolina Lawsuit

The Process of Discovery in a South Carolina Lawsuit

Our trial lawyers at Futeral & Nelson are regularly involved in both circuit court (civil court) and family court lawsuits. In nearly every case, it is important to make sure we have the evidence necessary to prove or defend our case in the event it doesn’t settle...
What is a Reasonable Legal Fee for Lawyers in South Carolina?

What is a Reasonable Legal Fee for Lawyers in South Carolina?

In a family court case one of our lawyers was working on some years ago, a lawyer who practiced law for three years and had filed only four family court cases in Charleston asked the court to award $300 per hour for legal fees. To put this lawyer’s hourly rate into...
How Should Lawyers Handle Conflict with Other Lawyers?

How Should Lawyers Handle Conflict with Other Lawyers?

I have an expression – “Good lawyers don’t just try cases; they try to resolve them.” Why do I mean by that? I mean that good try to find a resolution that minimizes their client’s attorney fees, reduces their client’s exposure in court, and resolves their...
The Consequences of Playing Games in Discovery

The Consequences of Playing Games in Discovery

In Charleston and elsewhere, if you’re a lawyer who handles personal injury claims, family court cases, or other types of litigation, then you deal with discovery in these lawsuits. In a civil lawsuit between two businesses that I’ve been handling for the...
Negotiation Strategies for Settlement Agreements in South Carolina

Negotiation Strategies for Settlement Agreements in South Carolina

Life is a process of negotiation. Outside of a courtroom, we negotiate everything including the cars and homes we buy, our jobs and wages, where our families will vacation next year, and who gets to hold the TV remote control this evening. These negotiations, big and...
How to Prepare for Court in South Carolina

How to Prepare for Court in South Carolina

As attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, we write many articles about the law concerning personal injury claims, criminal defense, family court, and so many other legal topics. However, it occurs to us that sometimes we may overlook the “basics.” One of these...