Litigation Information Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC - Litigators You Can Trust

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At Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC we know litigation. Every lawyer is a litigator and all of our attorneys are trained to take cases to trial. We bring decades of combined experience to each case we handle and strive to provide our clients with boutique attention.

People are often intimidated by litigation because they are unfamiliar with the process. Generally speaking, the litigation process unfolds as follows:


This is the process whereby a pleading, known as a petition or complaint, is filed against a company or individual. The petition makes various allegations against another company or individual. The pleading is served on the opposing party who then has approximately 20 or so days to file a responsive pleading called an “answer.”


This is the process through which information about the facts of a case are discovered. Written questions concerning facts about the case are sent back and forth among the parties and depositions are taken to get sworn testimony from witnesses with knowledge about the case. Documents are exchanged between the parties and each party is able to better understand the strength and weakness of their case.


This is the process where through various court filings, the attorneys request that the court take action in the case before trial. These actions can be a simple as delaying the trial to allow additional time for preparation or as complex as dismissing the case due to a lack of evidence.


This is a confidential dispute resolution process where cases are referred to a mutual third party so that the parties can try to resolve their case before trial. Nothing said in mediation can be used against a party, and most cases generally settle at this stage of the litigation.


This is the stage of the process where the parties discuss with the court what they expect to take place at trial. The parties exchange exhibits; inform one another of witnesses; and provide the court with copies of documents to be introduced at trial. The case is normally given a date that the case will actually be tried.


This is the stage of the process that you are likely most familiar with. Various witnesses take the stand, give testimony, and are cross examined. Evidence is entered into the record. Lawyers make opening statements and closing arguments and then a judge or jury decides the case in favor of one party.

Why Clients Choose Our Firm

Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC takes a proactive yet holistic approach to the litigation process. We understand that one size does not fit all, and this is why we actively involve clients in our litigation strategy. Our goal is to find a solution to your problem that works best for your immediate and long-term business needs.

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Our Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC attorneys are also very familiar with arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution procedures that are frequently used to resolve commercial disputes. The lawyers at Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC have successfully resolved hundreds of disputes through ADR or arbitration and are ready to work with you to resolve your dispute.

Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC litigation team can help you with any of the following:

Contact Stephens Reed & Armstrong, PLLC at (281) 677-3474 if you’re ready to schedule a consultation with one of our commercial litigation lawyers. Our accomplished legal team provides trusted legal counsel and dedicated representation to companies located in Houston, & other surrounding areas. Call today to learn what our firm can do for you!

Qualities You Need

In A Firm You Can Trust
  • Complex Disputes

    We frequently handle high-end disputes across commercial, construction, and employment law.

  • Relationship Builders

    We work to build long-term relationships with our clients and provide them with continuous support.

  • Experienced Litigators

    We bring decades of litigation experience to every dispute and use our knowledge to benefit you.

Hear From Past Clients

    I highly recommend them.

    “Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Reed certainly helped reduce the stress with their experience, knowledge and most importantly their expertise in employment law.”

    - Mike D.

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