Here is how my firm differs from our competition, and here are the reasons you should hire us.
Unique approach to pricing and case preparation
Accessibility: Most law firms have a layer of personnel between the attorney and the clients. Clients who have switched to our firm from another have told us that attorney inaccessibility was their major problem (with expense and performance being numbers two and three). At our firm when clients have substantive questions, they speak directly with attorney responsible.
Unique Approach: With respect to transactional matters our experience allows us to perform most matters for a flat rate within a predictable and short period of time. When business owners know the cost upfront and know how long it will take to accomplish the tasks it simplifies their decision making.
We prepare every litigation matter as if it will be presented to a jury. Since most cases settle, average lawyers never think about trial until it is almost upon them. We start every case by looking at the jury instructions that will govern the trial and we use the instructions to help draft our pleadings. Everything we do is geared toward convincing the jury to find in favor of our client. By preparing for trial, we help ensure the best possible settlements in those matters that are resolved outside of court.
Winning Trial Experience: At trial, we present an understandable, plausible theme of the case. We use audio/visual presentations that help the jury understand the facts and relevant law and reinforce our client's theme. We show the jury why they should return a verdict for our client. Sounds simple, but it takes years of experience to perfect.
In October of 2010 after a 30 day trial Mr. Gentry won a three million dollar jury verdict in a fraud case on behalf of the City of Compton. Read about the case at www.galengentry.com. In July of 2011 Mr. Gentry won verdict of over four hundred thousand dollars in contracts case. On July 11, 2011 I received a $438,000 verdict in a trial in Long Beach concerning a contract dispute.
In August of 2011, I achieved a $500,000 better settlement for my client in a family law dispute than the original offer.
The average civil case takes about a year to resolve. In many cases much of what lawyers do in that year has no impact on what happens in the trial and does not contribute to settlement. Some of the work is important-discovery reveals the evidence, and motions can narrow the issues. But a large portion of the work is actually driven by law firm economics. Lawyers, particularly those hired by large companies and insurance companies, do unnecessary work in order to bill for it. Many lawyers are more focused on billing than on winning. My firm is different. We are focused on winning. We do everything necessary, and nothing that is not.
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