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Nicholas L. Taylor is an associate in the firm's Business and Finance Practice Group. Mr. Taylor's practice focuses on banking regulation, public finance, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. He is also a member of the firm's Entrepreneur Group, which assists start-up and emerging growth companies.
Mr. Taylor is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he was Notes and Comments Editor of the Oregon Law Review and assisted with the revision of the Hawkland Treatise on the Uniform Commercial Code.
5.0/5.0 Review for Regan Charlton on 11/24/17 in Civil Litigation.
Regan is a confident, knowledgeable and strategic lawyer. She went to great lengths in my case and I knew she had my back! Regan is an excellent listener and is easy to work with. I also found that she was very thoughtful throughout my case and analyzed every situation with precision, leading to a very favorable outcome.
5.0/5.0 Review for Jones & Swartz PLLC on 12/18/17 in Construction Law.
I had a very helpful initial conversation with Eric Swartz. He provided good practical advice on steps to take to avoid legal problems. Thank you Eric!
Posted by a Consumer on 07/23/13
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Our experience with Jones & Swartz PLLC was outstanding. The vast legal knowledge that Mr. Eric Swartz displayed along with his patience, willingness to listen, and immediate grasp of our situation was exceptional. In addition, it was his sincere tenacity to thoroughly investigate every aspect of the issue at hand which led to a positive outcome. Delicate issues were professionally handled at every aspect of the case. I would highly recommend the strong team at Jones & Swartz to anyone.
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Firstly, Eric Swartz helped us achieve a successful resolution to our real estate woes. Secondly, he did so by fully respecting our financial restraints by prudently engaging his time when he believed it was most helpful. Eric's professionalism and respect gave us the confidence and peace of mind to stay relatively balanced throughout our somewhat lengthy case. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone looking for efficient, fair and professional counsel
Eric Swartz of Swartz & Jones is a consummate professional whose diligence is complemented by friendliness and empathy. I honestly found Eric Swartz to be a man of integrity and honor who respected my views and desires. He consistently consulted with me during his research and investigations informing and educating me throughout the litigation process. Decisions were left to me. Therefore, Eric Swartz truly represents one’s best interests. Eric Swartz is readily accessible and responsive.
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It was an absolute pleasure to work with Regan. She is a patient listener, she has perfect analytical thinking, and I felt very confident with her representing me in front of the Judge. The result exceeded all my expectations. I always got a response to my e-mails and phone calls very fast. She is a great person individually and professionally. Regan is a gifted lawyer and I would highly recommend Regan, if you are looking for dependable legal help.
Ryan is honest, its hard to take but he will be upfront with you and tell you what he thinks he can and cant do. Of course its up to the judge but Ryan will do what he says he will do. I will call him again if i need another lawyer.
Overall rating: Excellent
Kept me informed: Excellent
I recommend Eric Swartz.
I hired Eric 1-6 months ago.
Eric handled my Personal Injury matter.
I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.
Eric is an amazing attorney who is knowledgeable, professional, thorough, and very honest. I would not hesitate to go back to him, or to recommend him to my family and friends. Thanks so much for your help Eric.
Eric handled my Insurance matter.
I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.
We were very pleased with Mr Swartz's quick response to our question, and once we contacted him directly he was extremely helpful. After spending an hour with us (for free) providing realistic expectations regarding our case we felt very confident that Mr Swartz was the attorney we needed. Extremely pleased with Mr Swartz and AVVO as well. A+++
Overall Excellent. Nov. 30, 2015.
I am very thankful to have been represented by Eric Swartz of Jones and Swartz. I sought legal counsel for settling a business deal that went south. Not only was Eric compassionate and informative but he was easy to get ahold of and promptly responsive. I trusted him throughout the difficult and emotional process. I really appreciate the time and effort Jones and Swartz put into my case and the outcome was what I needed to move forward with lessons learned. I would highly recommend using Jones and Swartz. They truly care about the best interest of their clients.
I would highly recommend Eric Swartz to anyone who is having issues settling a personal injury claim. Eric helped me get back what I had lost. He helped me regain the quality of life that I deserve after suffering a major injury with a long recovery. My case was settled in 10 months. Without Eric and his team this could have had a much different ending.
Posted on 04/17/2015
My experience with Bruce Jones and Joy Vega was exceptional. They and their staff are very professional.
Posted on 02/05/2015
Eric Swartz represented me in a complex case that spanned several years. During my experience in working with Eric, I found him to be an exceptional attorney with incredible integrity and professionalism. It was a privilege working with him. He went above and beyond and I would highly recommend his services to anyone who needs a “top notch” attorney to represent them.
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The civil litigation attorneys at the Boise law offices of Jones & Swartz PLLC
practice exclusively in the civil areas of law. As a civil litigation business in
Idaho, our clients can count on us to take their case all the way to trial, if necessary.
Not all civil law firms in Idaho are willing or able to do this, and instead encourage
their clients to settle prior to trial, or hand the case over to a different litigation firm for trial.
Because we can take each case “all the way,” each client of Jones & Swartz PLLC can count on their case being managed effectively and respectfully from beginning to end.
Jones & Swartz’ attorneys are located in Boise, but are experts in civil litigation anywhere in Idaho. Our law firm does litigation and does it right; trying and litigating civil lawsuits for both plaintiffs and defendants. We do not do transactional work such as drafting and putting together real estate deals, handling securities offerings, or preparing pension plans. But we have litigated disputes involving real estate deals, securities, ERISA violations, and a wide variety of other civil legal disputes.
All we do is civil litigation. We are THE litigation company in Idaho. Our clients range from individuals to international institutions. Be aware though that all civil legal claims are subject to strict time limitations. Do not let time run out on resolving your civil legal problem, call the Boise law offices of Jones & Swartz PLLC today.
The phrase "Civil Litigation" includes several types of legal problems.
Two general types of law exist in today's American legal system: civil law and criminal law. Civil litigation covers a very broad spectrum of specific legal areas, including breach of contract disputes, complex commercial litigation, professional negligence and malpractice, personal injury, family law matters, violations of civil rights, etc. And, within each area of law are sub-areas that may or may not apply to a client’s particular legal problem.
What is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation is a general term used to describe the process of pursuing (or “prosecuting”) and defending disputes in the judicial system. The phases of litigation and how long litigation takes depends, in part, on the type of dispute at issue, the client’s goals, and case strategy.
The Phases and Length of Civil Litigation.
Civil litigation generally begins with the filing of a lawsuit. That party is called the plaintiff. The party being sued is called the defendant. A defendant served with a lawsuit has a specific number of days to file an answer and respond to the allegations in the lawsuit. In some cases, a defendant may file a claim against a plaintiff. That is called a counterclaim. A defendant may also bring a party into the lawsuit that the plaintiff did not originally name.
After the lawsuit is filed and the complaint served on the defendant, the case progresses through a series of phases. Initially, the parties usually send each other written questions and requests for copies of documents. The parties then usually hold depositions where parties and witnesses answer questions under oath and in front of a court reporter. The exchange of written questions and the taking of depositions is referred to as the “discovery” phase of litigation. Discovery is usually most active during the first six months of litigation, but the exchange of information and depositions can take place right up to the time set for trial, which is normally at least a year or more from the filing of a lawsuit.
Civil litigation also typically involves the filing of, and defending against, various motions before the court. This is called “motion practice”. Most motion practice usually occurs after initial discovery, but can occur before any discovery is done. The general purpose of motion practice is to limit or expand the scope of the case and the issues that will ultimately be presented to the judge or jury at trial.
Following discovery and motion practice is the trial. Cases can be tried to a judge or to a jury. The length of trial generally depends on the complexity of the case and the number of witnesses. Both the plaintiff and the defendant are allowed to put on their respective side of the case before the judge or jury decides the outcome of the case.
Sometimes, all or part of a judge’s or the jury’s decision can be appealed to a higher court. On appeal, the decision being appealed can be upheld, modified, or overturned. If modified or overturned, the case may be sent back to the original judge for a new trial.
Alternatives for Dispute Resolution During Civil Litigation.
In civil litigation, the parties place the fate of their dispute in the hands of the judicial system through a judge or jury. The outcome is not always consistent with a client’s definition of justice. Because of this risk, and because of the high costs of most civil litigation cases, it can make sense for the parties to resolve their dispute without going all the way to trial. If the parties agree to do so, they can work to resolve their dispute by informal means such as settlement negotiations or mediation. This process is called alternative dispute resolution or “ADR”.
While alternative dispute resolution is normally voluntary, it can be an effective way to end a dispute at a certain time and for a certain amount of money without the uncertainty inherent in taking a case to trial. Parties can engage in ADR at most any time including: before filing a lawsuit, after filing the lawsuit but before trial, or any time during trial before the judge or jury reaches its verdict, or following trial but before the appeal process is complete. Additionally, judges often order the parties to try ADR before proceeding to trial.
As much as the civil litigation attorneys at Jones & Swartz PLLC enjoy trying cases to judges and juries, alternative dispute resolution makes a lot of sense. We typically recommend it and always assist our clients in making the most of any settlement conference. The decision of whether or not to settle their civil lawsuit is always the client’s decision. And, the attorneys at Jones & Swartz will make sure that you fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case so that you do not settle for less than the value of your case.
Do not delay! Contact the civil litigation attorneys at Jones & Swartz PLLC today.
* The information provided on this website is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Jones & Swartz will not give legal advice without consideration of all the relevant facts related to an individual’s circumstances.
Whether your company is involved in a simple breach of contract dispute, or multi-faceted complex commercial litigation, Jones & Swartz is fully equipt to handle any type of corporate litigation. Each day we successfully serve various types of entities, from single-member LLCs to international corporations.
We are also proud to provide legal services to hundreds of registered CLC Incorporated Legal Access Plan benefit members throughout the state of Idaho.
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