- What is a class action lawsuit?
- When should a claim be brought as a class action lawsuit?
- What types of cases does Schneider Wallace handle?
- In which states does Schneider Wallace practice?
- Do all of Schneider Wallace’s cases go to trial?
- Does Schneider Wallace ever negotiate a settlement?
- Does the law firm offer a free consultation?
- How are attorneys’ fees charged?
- What is a contingency fee?
What is a class action lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit permits one person or a small group of people to sue on behalf of hundreds or thousands of other people with similar complaints against the same defendants. A class action lowers the costs of investigating a claim, streamlines the process and increases the strength of the argument and negotiating power.
When should a claim be brought as a class action lawsuit?
In order to file a class action, the case must meet these criteria:
Number of plaintiffs is so large that bringing individual claims would be impractical.
Facts or legal issues common to all the claims predominate.
Claims being filed represent similar claims of all the plaintiffs.
Plaintiffs filing the claims will protect the interests of the entire class.
What types of cases does Schneider Wallace handle?
Our law firm focuses exclusively on complex civil litigation.
In which states does Schneider Wallace practice?
Our attorneys are primarily licensed to practice law in California, Texas, and Arizona. However, some of our attorneys are licensed to practice in other states and, courts often permit us to practice in jurisdictions throughout the country in partnership with local counsel. We maintain offices in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Charlotte, North Carolina, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Houston, Texas.
Do all of Schneider Wallace’s cases go to trial?
Schneider Wallace litigates every case with the expectation that it will go to trial.
Does Schneider Wallace ever negotiate a settlement?
Lawyers prepared to try their cases have a strong position at the negotiating table. Opposing counsel know that Schneider Wallace is ready and willing to take our cases to trial. Because of our substantial courtroom experience, and while every case is different, we often get settlement offers that approximate what we would receive at trial after factoring in litigation risk. When those offers present themselves, settlement may be in the best interest of our clients.
Does the law firm offer a free consultation?
Yes, our lawyers analyze claims for free at an initial appointment.
How are attorneys’ fees charged?
Our litigation law firm has a flexible fee policy. We accommodate our clients’ individual circumstances by arranging for either a flat, hourly, contingency or hybrid fee.
What is a contingency fee?
A contingency fee depends on the outcome of the case. In the unlikely event we do not recover damages, our clients usually pay no attorneys’ fees or costs. Our clients usually are not responsible for paying fees until we have collected damages and the amount of fees is calculated as a percentage of the recovery.