Legalist offers litigation funding to help plaintiffs secure the best outcome in their court case. Backed by institutional investors in Silicon Valley and beyond, we are focused on helping individuals and small businesses win their lawsuits. Whether the plaintiff needs legal fees to pay their attorney, case costs for larger cases that which require substantial out of pocket expenses, having litigation funding helps plaintiffs win against deep pocketed defendants.
Since its inception, Legalist has focused on helping plaintiffs with small commercial cases win. We know litigation is expensive, and settlement is often not easy. We've helped small businesses including ice cream manufacturers, protein bar designers, and real estate brokers fight and win their lawsuits. For plaintiffs in David vs. Goliath lawsuits, going up against corporate defendants requires litigation funding to succeed.
Plaintiff funding is an umbrella term for litigation loans, legal funding, lawsuit funding, litigation finance, and pre-settlement funding. Although commonly misunderstood as a loan, plaintiff funding is actually a non-recourse investment into a lawsuit (similar to a contingency arrangement), and any repayment only comes out of the winnings of the court case. In situations where attorneys are not able to take cases on contingency, litigation finance acts as a bridge in which the plaintiff gets a contingency arrangement from a firm like Legalist.
In today's legal marketplace, cases are often settled early and for too little, simply because the plaintiff lacks the resources to continue fighting. At Legalist, we are disrupting an industry long dominated by hedge funds and helping small businesses and individuals win as plaintiffs. Were reliable and backed by institutional investors, but our raison detre is to help you disrupt the status quo.