An International Approach to Litigation

By – Michael R. Jackson, Shareholder

The Jackson Law Firm, P.A. offers representation to prospective clients in a broad range of litigation matters, and often such disputes arise in the international context.  Such cases, which consist of cross-border disputes among parties, are referred to as International Litigation or Transnational Litigation.  This type of litigation involves the handling of lawsuits in connection with disputes that arise among businesses or individuals which/who are based or reside within different countries or, at minimum, are located in a different country than that within which the lawsuit is to be prosecuted.  The attorneys of The Jackson Law Firm, P.A. are experienced in handling complex jurisdictional, procedural, and substantive issues that can arise in these international disputes.  These types of international disputes range from business / commercial disputes to personal injury lawsuits, and the firm’s attorneys are prepared to bring their diverse experience in handling International Litigation matters to bear in the handling of your particular issue.  The attorneys of The Jackson Law Firm, P.A. are particularly sought after in such disputes where additional language skills in German and Spanish are required.

International Litigation requires from the outset particular attention to issues of personal and subject matter jurisdiction, forum selection, and service of process.  Not utilizing experienced attorneys can result, for example, in a party needlessly subjecting itself to a court’s jurisdiction and/or can lead that party to have to litigate in an inconvenient forum.  Choice of law issues often require careful legal analysis, and the determination of which jurisdiction’s law to apply in the lawsuit can well dictate the outcome of the case.  Once a lawsuit is under way, it is similarly important to be able to rely upon counsel experienced in obtaining evidence from abroad to properly prosecute or defend the case.  In some instances, a judgment may already have been obtained, and the need to domesticate and enforce a foreign judgment requires experienced counsel within the United States.  The attorneys of The Jackson Law Firm, P.A. are experienced in these areas of Private International Law, and the International Law division of this firm draws heavily from the significant experience its lawyers have achieved in the underlying substantive areas of law upon which the attorneys must depend in order to pursue their clients’ legal interests.

When it comes to litigating matters within the United States, the attorneys of The Jackson Law Firm, P.A. are licensed in multiple jurisdictions such as California; Colorado, Florida; Louisiana; New York; Texas; and Washington, D.C.  Moreover, we have a vast network of lawyers around both the United States and the world with whom we work together in such matters – our local counsel – to ensure you receive exemplary representation.  Presently, this firm is involved in cases throughout this country either directly or in a coordinated fashion with other leading firms to provide the best possible representation to our clients.

International Litigation typically presents the courts, attorneys, and parties with unique challenges that fall outside of the general experience of law firms that have not routinely handled such matters.  Our international experience allows us to provide a level of service to our clients that is, in most instances, simply too difficult for the typical American law firm to duplicate.  The Jackson Law Firm, P.A. takes pride in its international experience, and looks forward to the opportunity to put that experience to work for its clients.

Please remember that we do not represent you and cannot take any action on your behalf unless and until we enter into a formal written Legal Representation Agreement. If we do not respond to your inquiry or are unable to take your case, please contact another law firm immediately to have your case assessed.

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