Discovery

With over a decade of experience as national and Texas discovery counsel for a multi-national consumer, industrial and safety products corporation involved in mass tort litigation and extensive experience in discovery in civil litigation in general, Thompson Coe has in-depth knowledge and skills in all aspects of discovery. We have handled discovery in hundreds of cases with thousands of plaintiffs in both state and federal courts throughout the country, and have sophisticated document and information management capabilities and analytical capabilities necessary to assimilate and manage the millions of pages of documents and voluminous amounts of information involved in such cases. The discovery capabilities of our lawyers ensure that the defense of a case is handled thoroughly, effectively and aggressively from the start.

Practice Highlights: Discovery Practice Attorneys
  • National and Texas discovery counsel for a Fortune 100 company in mass tort litigation involving numerous products and exposure to asbestos, benzene, coal dust, silica or other hazardous substances.
  • Extensive experience representing major corporations, insurance companies, insurance agents, insurance adjusters, law firms and individuals in various types of civil litigation, including product liability, premises liability, personal injury, insurance coverage and bad faith, professional liability and complex commercial actions.
  • Experienced and respected in trial and appellate courts throughout Texas and nationwide.
  • Team members have completed various Electronic Discovery Certification Courses.

Discovery Strategy

The core of our approach is start-to-finish strategic planning with our clients to build a thorough, focused and cost-effective discovery and defense strategy, which incorporates the client’s philosophy and perspectives. We investigate the factual background of the case by identifying our clients’ potential in-house witnesses, interviewing those witnesses and other client personnel and identifying, collecting, analyzing and managing the relevant documents and information to respond to discovery, and to develop the strongest defense strategy and position.

Discovery Management

Our discovery management process identifies our client’s strongest position, the documents and information (including electronic documents and information - e-mails, e-documents, databases, voice mails, text messages, etc.) needed to support that position and the way that such documents and information are generated, used and stored. We work effectively with our clients’ IT departments and outside technology vendors throughout the identification, collection and analysis process. By structuring the process to find the right information, we eliminate the costly communication issues at the root of most discovery problems.

E-Discovery Capabilities

Our lawyers have years of experience complying with electronic discovery, identifying, analyzing, and producing relevant electronic evidence, and managing electronic evidence so that it is readily accessible when needed during litigation and at trial. We use the latest technological advances, and coordinate with our clients and leading litigation and discovery support service providers to supplement our clients’ e-document preservation and management efforts. Whether the need is to identify and preserve relevant electronic evidence, to respond to discovery or to utilize such evidence effectively during litigation or at trial, we have the technical sophistication and litigation skills to make e-discovery work to our clients’ advantage.

Summary:  Experience, Efficiency and Effectiveness

Thompson Coe brings experience, efficiency and effectiveness to the discovery process in any case. We are sensitive to the demanding time requirements and expense involved in identifying, collecting, analyzing and producing documents and information, and use our thorough substantive and procedural knowledge and the latest technology to manage discovery—even in the most complex cases.