It’s the eleventh hour. It’s your reputation at stake… your money at risk… and your neck on the line. And you conclude that your legal team just spent all this time merely waiting for a settlement and not preparing to win.
Don’t panic. Call us. All too often we have heard clients lament that after years of litigating, and being told repeatedly that a case had little or no risk, outside counsel had suddenly become a passionate advocate of settlement. Whether plaintiff or defendant, every client needs an honest assessment of a case sooner rather than later. For us, each client engagement begins with this question: How will the case be won? Determining the correct answer to that question enables the firm to design a trial-preparation strategy that will quickly identify impediments to victory and produce the most favorable outcome. By preparing every case for trial, the firm is ultimately more successful at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. If your case is in trouble, we can help. We’ve done it before. Our lawyers have been hired by clients to handle cases that have been in litigation for a long time, sometimes when they are virtually on the eve of trial. Bringing in good trial counsel, even at the eleventh hour, can make the difference between a good result and a bad one. Our firm’s lawyers can and do dive into any environment, at any stage of the process, to help clients achieve success.
Shared Risk/Shared Reward
From the outset, we encourage clients to consider a fee structure that is based on results rather than the billable hour. As part of this process, we will discuss your case with you, help define and understand the path to success, and build a fee structure consistent with your desired outcome. Our firm thrives on the opportunity to demonstrate the advantages of intelligent and efficient lawyering. Contingent fees, flat fees, hybrid fees, or variations of these different options may fit your needs better than a traditional hourly-fee structure. Because the experience of our partners encourages a lean and hungry approach to practicing law, for both plaintiffs and defendants, we prefer to share risks/rewards with our clients whenever possible, so that we are compensated based on performance as measured by results.