Our goal is to make our clients whole. We negotiate as far as possible and litigate when necessary, always striving to provide efficient and effective service to our clients. Because litigation can consume large amounts of time and resources, we explore with our clients and our opposition the use of arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution processes in appropriate circumstances. However, once litigation is commenced, we prepare to win at trial; we do not prepare to settle. If settlement discussions then occur, being ready to try the case before a jury puts our clients in the strongest possible negotiating position.
The traditional hourly fee billing arrangement is not well suited to every case or to every client. While we undertake many representations on an hourly fee basis, we welcome fee arrangements in which we share in the risks and the rewards of the case's outcome, and contingent fee agreements are a normal part of our practice.
Because we know how to try cases before juries and judges, we also know how to efficiently and effectively prepare pleadings, conduct written discovery, take depositions, and evaluate cases without wasted time, effort, or money, and always with an eye toward getting the case to trial and winning. Unlike many larger firms that may have two or more lawyers performing basic trial preparation, such as attending a deposition or a pretrial court hearing, we generally assign only one lawyer to a task. This efficiency provides maximum value for clients who pay hourly fees. At the same time, we use a team approach to litigation that gives clients the advantage of our combined trial and analytical skills by the thoughtful division of labor.
We enjoy our work, and we value the relationships we develop with our clients. Every case presents unique facts, personalities, and legal issues and requires the application of seasoned judgment and energetic strategy to reach a resolution favorable to our clients. That is what we are good at doing, and that is what we love to do.
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