Legal Analysis Law and Legal Definition

Legal analysis in the broad sense refers to a statement by a court, judicial officer, or legal expert as to the legality or illegality of an action, condition, or intent. It can be a written document in which an attorney provides his or her understanding of the law as applied to assumed facts. The attorney may be a private attorney or attorney representing the state or other governmental entity. Private attorneys frequently render legal opinions on the ownership of real estate or minerals, insurance coverage, and corporate transactions.