Litigating In California From Washington State
Posted May 5, 2020
By Washington State Litgation, and Business and Real Estate Law Lawyer Andrew M. McKenzie
California is the world’s sixth largest economy. That fact combined with its west coast proximity to Washington spurs commerce between many Washington and California businesses. Many Washingtonians have a second home in California, or may have other investments or contractual relationships affected by California laws. When disputes arise, parties located in Washington may be required to litigate in California, depending upon how and where the dispute arose, and in some cases based upon a forum selection clause in a contract. It can be cumbersome for a Washington client to establish a relationship with a California lawyer, with little opportunity to meet and confer with them face to face.
Washington residents can obtain peace of mind and greater accessibility by retaining a highly experienced Washington-based lawyer who is familiar with California law and admitted to practice in California. The majority of California courts allow California-admitted lawyers to appear telephonically for most hearings, greatly reducing litigation costs and giving clients flexibility in selecting their counsel. I have been admitted to practice in California since 2004, and have practiced civil litigation there for over 14 years. If you have a transaction or dispute in California, I would be happy to assist you and make the process less daunting!
The lawyers at Beresford Booth have extensive civil litigation experience and would be happy to assist you with your litigation needs.
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