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How to File a Case in Small Claims Court

We get many calls from potential clients, but after talking to them for a while, it become apparent that their case is best pursued in Small Claim Court by the client. Individuals can sue for up to $10,000 in Small Claims Court, so it’s not really small at all. We cannot offer legal advice on …

How to Fight a Speeding Ticket

How to Fight a Speeding or other Traffic Ticket

How to fight a traffic ticket. Thinking of fighting your speeding, red light, or other traffic ticket? It’s not a bad idea. A certain percentage of cases get thrown out because the police officer fails to appear at court, so you might as well roll the dice if you think you have a plausible defense. …

How to Testify in Court

How to Testify in Court

Your case is only as good as your ability and the ability of your witnesses to testify clearly in court. It is said that communication is 70% nonverbal. In other words, when you are testifying, only 30% of your meaning is coming from the words you are using, with another whopping 70% of your communication …

Answering a Summons and Complaint

How to Answer a Summons and Complaint in California

The calls to my office usually go something like this. “I just found out that there is a judgment against me. They were claiming I owed them $25,000 for an unpaid credit card, but this judgment is for $87,252!”, the caller exclaims. “Were you ever served with the complaint?”, I ask. “Well, not really. They …

How to Prepare for a Deposition

Preparing for Your Deposition

How to Testify at a Deposition If you are about to have your deposition taken in a lawsuit, you need to know that this is likely the most important pre-trial aspect of the case. Let me begin with a very basic discussion of how a deposition is taken and used.  A deposition is much like …