Seven Common Pre-trial Motions

Prior to a trial starting, parties may file for several different motions. Motions constitute a formal method for parties to bring issues to the court’s attention, so this process is crucial. These motions may come in verbal form, with representatives for one party presenting information directly to the judge, or attorneys can submit it in writing. Here are some of the motions attorneys more often file prior to a trial.

Because of motions like these and alternative dispute resolution, it’s important to note that most cases settle before ever getting to trial. If a case is not either dismissed or ended because of a summary judgement motion, then the process of discovery will begin until the time of a trial. If you have any questions concerning these pre-trial motions, please contact our office today for expert advice and counsel.