Discovery

Strategic preparation for your trial

We provide efficient and favorable results because our attorneys know how to navigate the discovery process with end-to-end e-discovery technology, document review, and integrated advocacy. Our flexible teams consist of experienced litigators with an e-discovery focus that can scale their approach to manage discovery needs on cases ranging from small routine matters to national litigation spanning multiple jurisdictions. We partner with clients to provide business-minded solutions that limit disruption and burden on operations. Combining artificial intelligence with our skills as litigation and discovery counsel, we have large volumes of data processed without compromising quality or allowing costs to spiral. We strategically gear discovery efforts to best prepare you for trial.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • In a medical device litigation, EFSMM regularly participated in coordinating e-discovery over 5 jurisdictions where counsel sought different ESI protocols and documents. EFSMM was also part of several e-Discovery working groups to oversee, streamline, and effectively identify key custodial documents using the Relativity platform. EFSMM outlined strategies to use continuous-active learning and technology-assisted review with prior depositions to identify and streamline key documents in anticipation for future company witness depositions and trial testimony.
  • For a foreign automobile manufacturer, EFSMM serves as the discovery coordinator for all of its United States product liability litigation. Our responsibilities include outlining searches, reviewing documents using the Reveal and Relativity platforms, and managing discovery responses.
  • EFSMM attorneys coordinated discovery for an entire public university system across 21 different campuses, performing document collection and review using the Relativity platform. EFSMM also facilitated written discovery responses and conducted company witness preparation.
  • In a toxic tort litigation, EFSMM traveled to an onsite warehouse and inspected 400+ boxes of hardcopy company files, worked with various third-party vendors to produce estimates and a review plan, facilitated the upload of those physical files, and reviewed the relevant documents using the Sightline platform.

Contact a Team Leader

For more information regarding Discovery, please contact our team leaders Lee Mickus and Joshua Cools.

Joshua D. Cools

Position: Partner
Phone: tel:+1-949-301-9960
Email: jcools@efsmmlaw.com
Categories: Automobiles, Commercial Litigation, Discovery, Employment Litigation, Mass & Toxic Torts, Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals, Product Liability
Location: Irvine, Las Vegas
Joshua D. Cools defends clients in high stakes litigation from a variety of industries, including automotive, medical device, consumer products and services, and public institutions. Josh has broad experience litigating and managing all aspects of complex litigation including trial, motion practice, preparing high-level company witnesses for and defending them at depositions, managing experts, fact and expert depositions, written discovery, complex document management and e-discovery, and settlement conferences, private mediation, and arbitrations. Josh also advises companies regarding risk assessment and regulatory compliance. This advice has included both proactive and reactive management of a variety of issues, including assessing compliance with state and federal regulations, privacy and data management, and contractual obligations.

Joshua D. Cools

Partner

Joshua D. Cools defends clients in high stakes litigation from...

Lee Mickus

Position: Partner
Phone: +1-303-656-2199
Email: lmickus@efsmmlaw.com
Categories: Appeals, Automobiles, Commercial Litigation, Discovery, Mass & Toxic Torts, Product Liability
Location: Denver

Lee Mickus defends manufacturers and other business interests in product liability and tort lawsuits around the country, guiding cases through the discovery, trial, and appeal stages. He has successfully tried cases to juries in Colorado, Texas, California, New York, Puerto Rico, Montana, and several other states. Lee has handled cases involving a wide variety of industries and products, including automobiles, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial machinery, wine, and recreational equipment. Lee has made court appearances, argued appeals, and submitted amicus briefs in numerous jurisdictions across the country.

Lee Mickus

Partner

Lee Mickus defends manufacturers and other business interests in product...