As one of the founding members of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, Todd Levine is one of the most experienced litigation attorneys in the Southern Florida area but just what is litigation and what exactly do those kinds of attorneys do? Todd Levine recently sat down for an interview to explain these things. Long before clients ever see the inside of a courtroom, it is the role of the litigation attorney to sit down with their clients and outline the best possible defense strategy to ensure they are victorious.
Litigation is typically defined as a dispute between two parties that often goes to court. In the interview, Todd Levine explained that most people think he spends most of his time in a courtroom but, in actuality, he prefers to settle things outside the courtroom. Two of the most prominent methods of settling disputes out of court are mediation and arbitration. You’re probably wondering what the difference between them is.
Mediation is typically a voluntary process wherein a third party mediator agrees to help both parties reach a resolution that is acceptable to both parties. Abritation, meanwhile, is when an arbitrator agrees to hear both sides of the argument and render a verdict based on what he/she thinks is most fair. Mediation is typically nonbinding while arbitration can go either way. Of course, in a perfect world, all arguments would be able to get resolved outside of the courtroom but, alas, this is not always the case.
So that’s when a litigation attorney comes into the picture. With over 25 years of experience, Todd Levine is well-equipped to handle any types of litigation cases that come across his desk. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Finance. He has received many awards throughout his career.