Accomplished San Francisco Trial Attorney Excels at Evidence Management

Experience marshalling documents and evidence to support complex litigation

From the smallest case to the largest, evidence management is the key to winning. In complex commercial and civil litigation, discovery can produce thousands of documents, gigabytes of meta data and hours of testimony, which the legal team must sift through to find the critical evidence that can make the difference in the outcome. At Fergus, A Law Office, we appreciate the extent to which “the devil is in the details.” I apply sophisticated software solutions and a very old-fashioned work ethic to the problems that contemporary evidence management presents. Nothing has more weight at trial than the way a legal team obtains, reviews and evaluates evidence, then integrates it into a coherent theme. Therefore, I operate in a very hands-on manner, dedicating a great deal of my time to assessing evidence. It is always my goal that, by the time of trial, I know the evidence better than any person associated with the litigation.

Taking charge of evidence management from Day One

From the moment you have reason to believe that litigation may occur, you must be mindful of your duty to preserve evidence. I counsel my clients to take decisive steps to avoid deliberate or inadvertent spoliation of evidence that could have disastrous consequences for litigation. In this electronic age, the duty to preserve evidence extends to virtually every device under your control that is capable of rendering information in some form. Your duty is not only to preserve documents, but the meta data attached that tells the tale of the documents’ production.

Most businesses have protocols in place to retain essential records, but often those protocols are insufficient when the focus shifts from day-to-day operations to preparation for trial. I have the knowledge and experience to guide clients through the new requirements for preservation of electron evidence, as well as practical, cost-effective electronic discovery.

Hi-tech solutions to document review and analysis

I have found that in most cases the processing of documentary evidence is vital to understanding what happened and who was involved.  Wherever possible, I use sophisticated software to enable identification of key evidence, often even if it’s buried in an avalanche of documents and data.  In most disputes, the key evidence boils down to a handful of documents and witnesses that will make a difference in the outcome. I have the experience and judgment to find those documents and witnesses, and to incorporate them into the best possible trial presentation for you.

Because the evidence in your case matters, contact Fergus, A Law Office in San Francisco

How well an attorney handles evidence can easily be the deciding factor in your case. Attorney Gary Fergus has knowledge and experience that only comes with managing voluminous evidence in high-stakes trials. To schedule a consultation, call 415.537.9030 or contact me online.