In complex litigation, twin energies - preparation and persuasion - usually dwarf all factual, legal or personal elements in achieving a successful outcome. The first is a matter of rigorousness and determination; the second, a matter of experience and art. For Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek litigators, superb preparation is the foundation for obtaining a cost-effective resolution for a client, whether through early settlement, pre-trial hearings or an appearance before a judge, jury, administrative law judge or arbitration panel. Yet persuasiveness - the art of helping someone see why they should hold in your favor - has again and again helped make the most of our disciplined preparation on a client’s behalf.
The firm pioneered development of proprietary trial-presentation software that can make dramatic use of information at trial. In the hands of top litigators, it allows complex information to be presented in ways most conducive to understanding and retention, and it enables instant recall and presentation of audio-visual segments - a perfect adjunct for capitalizing on preparedness and persuasiveness.
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SCMV Adds Ricardo Arias to Cross-Border Practice
SCMV announces that Ricardo Arias has joined the Litigation Department as an associate. Ricardo, who has worked at SCMV since 2013 first as a paralegal then a law clerk, will provide legal services…Learn More
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek Attorney Receives U.S. Attorney Nomination
SCMV congratulates our friend and colleague Robert S. Brewer, Jr. on being named by President Trump as the nominee for United States Attorney for the Southern District of California. Mr. Brewer…Learn More
SCMV Announces New Leadership Roles
As Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek celebrates our 70th anniversary, our leadership remains strong—Bob Caplan continues as President, Reg Vitek has become Chairman of the firm’s board of…Learn More
Philip Adams Joins SCMV
SCMV is pleased to announce that Philip B. Adams has joined the firm as an associate. Philip joins the firm’s litigation department. Prior to joining SCMV, Philip worked as a law clerk with…Learn More
Arezoo Jamshidi Joins SCMV
SCMV is pleased to announce that Arezoo Jamshidi has joined the firm’s Litigation and Appellate Departments as an associate. Arezoo's practice focuses on representing individual clients…Learn More
SCMV Welcomes Two Associates
SCMV is pleased to announce that two associates - Jessica Doidge and Scott Perlin - have joined the firm. Jessica joins the firm’s Litigation Department, handling general litigation matters.…Learn More