As a partner and one of the founding members of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, Todd Levine is more than familiar with the ins and outs of litigation but exactly what does it mean and what do these types of attorneys do? Todd Levine recently sat down to discuss exactly what it means as well as the role they play in the litigation process. Long before your case ever goes to trial, it is the role of a litigation attorney to prep your case and to form the best defense strategy to ensure you are victorious in your trial. Of course, as a litigation attorney, people think Todd Levine spends the majority of his time in the courtroom but he actually prefers to resolve his client’s issues out of court if at all possible. There are two forms of dispute settlements.
Those two types are mediation and arbitration and, while mediation is always nonbinding, arbitration can go either way. In mediation, a neutral mediator agrees to help both parties reach a peaceful resolution to their dispute that is acceptable to both parties. Arbitration, meanwhile, involves a process wherein the feuding parties select their own arbitrator and he/she listens to both sides of the argument before promptly rendering the verdict that is deemed most fair by the arbitrator. In a perfect world, all disputes would be able to get resolved out of court but, unfortunately, things don’t always work out that way and that’s when litigation attorneys come into the picture.
As a litigation attorney, Todd Levine has over 25 years of experience and specializes in complex commercial litigation with a concentration in real estate disputes. He graduated from the University Florida with a BSBA in finance and from the Levin College of Law in 1991 with a JD.