Most people who contact my law firm have never sued anyone or been involved in a lawsuit. As a result, I am often asked questions about the legal process. Potential clients always ask, "How long does a lawsuit take?" Typically, it will take at least 18 months for a case to go to trial. The good news, however, is that less than 2% of cases actually go to trial. Most cases are resolved long before the trial date. Many cases are settled either through private mediation or court supervised settlement conferences, which are typically scheduled 6 to 9 months after a lawsuit is filed. Sometimes, we are even able to resolve cases before lawsuits are filed through the use of settlement demand letters. When you hire an Indianapolis employment law attorney to sue an employer, you should expect the case to take at least 1 year before it is resolved. Each lawsuit is different, however, and there are many factors that can speed up or slow down the legal process.
The Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC is an Indianapolis employment law firm that handles employment lawsuits in federal and state courts. Indiana state courts are located in every county in Indiana. The federal court system has courts located in Indianapolis, Terre Haute, New Albany, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, South Bend and Hammond.