Make Order Out of Chaos
Do you need help finding a trail through of a forest of data? Is the client’s file (or your file) such a mess that you can’t effectively work with it? Vivian will help you organize your case materials, providing direction and a litigation plan.
Partner with Experience
Vivian Solomon provides contract legal services for:
- All phases of litigation in State and Federal courts
- Case Evaluation Letters
- Construction Defect
- Discovery Review and Responses
- Insurance Defense and Coverage
- Long Term (leave-based) Assignments
- Legal Research
- Writing and responding to summary judgment and other motions
- Privilege Logs
- Short Term (project-based)
- Trial Pleadings
- Transportation (rail and truck)
- Product liability
Create the Time
Your strength is in building relationships with your clients and developing innovative legal strategies and vision. Rather than hitting the books, your business will grow and your clients will be better served when you can invest your time where it should be: creating billable time with your clients.
I do that. You can spend time with your clients.
Maybe you want to spend more time with your clients, and less time in the library. Perhaps you need a set of specific jury instructions in an unusual case. Or possibly you prefer that someone else research the law for that summary judgment motion. Vivian provides reliable research for your cases.
Help you need, when you need it.
You need a contract lawyer when you have a short-term increase in your work load. Maybe you have brought in a big case or client, or maybe you have lost an associate and need help while finding a replacement. When you need legal help, but do not want to commit to providing office space, benefits, or secretarial assistance, call Vivian. She will back you up while you are understaffed.
Need More Time?
Who doesn't? Devote more time to your practice.
Are you too busy to devote the necessary time to research an unfamiliar or complex area of law? Are you double-booked and need to delegate a deposition or other task? Do you have more witnesses than you can interview or prepare alone? Do you have back-to-back trials and need an attorney to prepare the trial pleadings, motions, jury instructions and verdict forms for the second lawsuit? Is time running out on your deadline to respond to that motion, prepare that speech, write that article, or create that presentation? Vivian can step in, and double the time that you can devote to your practice.
Second Opinion or Review
Let me confirm that for you with confidence.
Maybe you’ve done legal research but do not like what you’ve found. You’re wondering whether you missed something, and you’d like another experienced attorney to look at the issue with fresh eyes. Vivian can provide that second opinion, and allow you to advise your clients with confidence.
Some document reviews simply require attorney-level attention. Vivian can assist in the process of identifying privileged material, “hot docs” and responsive documents, as well as preparing a privilege log.
Vivian assisted me throughout an entire case, from pre-trial preparation to lunch-hour research during trial. Her work is excellent. She gets to the point quickly and provided me with high-level legal work to support me at every step in the process. I can recommend her without hesitation.Nick Dazer
Nicholas Dazer P.C.
As requests for our services continue to increase, it is great to know we have Vivian Solomon to help us live up to the standards we set for ourselves. Vivian steps into a case with very little ramp up time, works well within our culture, and cares about the quality of our results as much as we do.Mike Farnell
Parsons, Farnell & Grein LLP
Initially we had some trepidation on how quickly a contract lawyer could ramp up on a case that was suddenly stretching our resources. Vivian’s experience allowed her to pull out key facts from large amounts of information within a very short period of time, with impressive attention to the nuances of the case. She wrote excellent motions and responses, putting us ahead of the curve almost immediately.Eric Kekel
Dunn Carney LLP
Working with Vivian is like working with a trusted partner. Her 25+ years of experience and proven results mean I spend less time explaining what I want from her research, and more time working with my clients. I look forward to working with her again.Scott P. Monfils
Hitt, Hiller, Monfils, Williams LLP
When our litigation case load doubled overnight, Vivian handled both complex legal research projects and general litigation for our firm; her work was consistently thoughtful, precise and timely. She has a unique ability to step into the middle of an on-going matter, get up to speed quickly and efficiently, and add value on the first day. We relied on her extensively for projects in both Oregon and Washington and in both state and federal court. We highly recommend her to any firm in need of additional expertise for complex legal research and civil litigation matters.Susan T. Alterman
Kell, Alterman & Runstein, LLP
I have had the pleasure of working with Vivian for several years on a variety of complex commercial litigation projects. She communicates promptly and effectively, and initiates follow up discussions after the initial assignment to clarify facts and issues. She works expeditiously, and produces quality work product that I do not hesitate to share with clients. I am pleased to recommend her without reservation.Robert Bonaparte
Shenker & Bonaparte, LLP
Vivian was an invaluable asset to my practice for over 4 years while I was in private practice. She assisted in all aspects of civil litigation, including managing discovery, interviewing witnesses, and preparing and responding to discovery motions. More importantly, she prepared several substantive motions and replies, including motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment in several areas of law. She prepared trial briefs, jury instructions and legal memoranda in state and federal court matters. Her legal research and analysis is excellent and she has never let me down. Vivian has a knack for “getting to the heart of the matter” in an efficient way. She has been a pleasure to work with and was an invaluable adjunct to me in private practice.Scott Meyer
Scott Meyer Arbitration and Mediation
Vivian Solomon has over 30 years of experience preparing for and trying lawsuits, and handling mediations and arbitrations.
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