Choosing a litigator -- How to find the right lawyer when you or your company needs one

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Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles.

If you find your company facing litigation, the right lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of the process. So, how do you know where to start? One of the first steps is determining whether or not your insurance will be paying for the claim.

“Depending on the claim, a defendant may tender to his or her insurance carrier,” says Saundra K. Wootton, partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PC. “In that instance, if a company or individual is being sued and the insurance carrier picks up the defense, sometimes the insurance carrier will help in the selection of the lawyer that will be defending the client’s claim.”

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