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 recent family court case I was involved in, a lawyer who has practiced law for 3 years and who has filed only 4 family court cases in Charleston asked the court to award $300 per hour for legal fees. To put this lawyer’s hourly rate into perspective, many family...
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...