I receive many calls and emails each week from people wondering where their case should be filed. Sometimes, more than one jurisdiction is possible. Invariably, the client underestimates the amount of information I need to decide where a case can be brought. Sometimes strategy becomes part of the equation as well, i.e., is there a preferable jurisdiction for the case? While this can be a complicated issue, the D.C. Court system has created a flash program to help people make these decisions.
If your case may have interstate or international issues, however, I urge you to at least consult with an attorney in one of the jurisdictions. Filing in the wrong location can be a huge waste of time and money!