We pride ourselves on our ability to balance responsiveness to the needs of our clients with a professional concern for excellence and cost-effectiveness of our legal services. The Firm is able to handle the needs of clients throughout the entire State of New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area from its offices located in Livingston, New Jersey and in the Wall Street district of Manhattan. Please
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A lawsuit does not improve
with age; it just costs more. Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn is committed to the goal
of effective and efficient legal representation. The Firm
strives early in each matter to establish a constructive partnership
with the client. The lawyers seek involvement of the client
in the evaluation, strategy and disposition of a claim or
suit. No significant decision is made, or expense incurred,
without client consultation and approval.The foundation of
a good litigation plan is involvement, management and control.
The clients cases are regularly reviewed to determine
if they can be resolved cost effectively, without further
litigation. The Firm and the client share a common objective
- the prompt and successful disposition of lawsuits.
It is the Firms
policy to vigorously defend each case without duplication
of effort and without unnecessary legal activity. Toward this
end, the attorney assigned to each case develops a Litigation
Plan and, if the client requires, a budget. Together, the
plan and budget allow the attorney and client to consider
litigation strategy before each important phase of the case.
Once discovery commences,
the client works contemporaneously with counsel on all major
developments. As significant facts are revealed through the
litigation process, the Litigation Plan is revised to reflect
the changing factual and legal scenario. Usually one attorney
will be assigned to a case, unless circumstances require additional
help; any additional staffing is discussed with the client.
Deposition summaries are kept factual, succinct and include
a brief analysis of the impact of the witness testimony.
Should significant legal research be required, the attorney
will contact the client and explain the need for such research.
Legal research is conducted at the most appropriate level
- associate or law clerk - to provide cost effective results.
prior to trial is always the preferred outcome, some cases
must be tried. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience
in state and federal courts. Several are Certified Civil Trial
Attorneys. Their experience ranges from the most ordinary
personal injury case, to the most complex professional liability
case. And, unlike other firms, many of our senior partners
personally try the more significant cases. We are also particularly
proud of our appellate practice. The Firm has had many significant
cases decided in the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate
Division, where we have made significant contributions to
New Jersey law in the fields of insurance, professional liability,
products liability, and general liability. The Firm is pleased
to report similar success in the New York Court of Appeals
and Appellate Division (First and Second Departments). Frequently,
our appellate expertise is called on by clients to prosecute
and defend appeals where the lower court matter was handled
by another Firm.