Client-Centered Responsiveness and Focus in Litigation
A Focus on Results.
You come to us for one principal reason: results. Whether in connection with
litigating a case, negotiating a settlement, structuring a transaction or giving
advice regarding risk avoidance, we strive to achieve the best possible results.
You deserve and we seek to deliver the utmost in professionalism. When
feasible, we meet with clients – as well as with experts and witnesses – face to
face. This leads to more open communication and promotes trust and confidence
between lawyer and client.
A Collaborative Approach.
You are an expert in your industry and on the facts of the case. We are
experts on the law and on applying the law to the facts. It is through a close
collaboration with you – a joining of our knowledge and skills and a willingness
to learn from each other – that optimal results can be achieved.
When a client brings a case to us, we determine what action, if any, we need to
take immediately to preserve the client's rights or minimize the exposure. We
deploy "immediate response teams" to obtain, secure, and analyze evidence
ranging from skid marks to witness accounts, that might disappear or degrade
over time. Prompt action also creates work-product protection at an early stage
of the dispute.
In every case, our preliminary evaluation includes identifying important facts,
developing legal theories, and analyzing the client's potential exposure. Next,
we work with the client and any insurer to develop a dispute resolution strategy
and a budget for carrying out that strategy. In those cases where liability is
clear and the potential exposure is significant, this early evaluation can lead
to a prompt and advantageous settlement before the matter escalates.
Application of Expertise.
Our firm is large and diverse enough that we possess expertise in nearly
every aspect of legal practice. For example, in dispute resolution, we do not
dabble - rather, it is part of the everyday work of most of our lawyers. Legal
research is the lifeblood of any sophisticated practice, so our lawyers know the
current case law and stay up to date as the law develops over time. Many of our
cases require the assistance of expert witnesses and consultants - we work with
nationally-recognized authorities to provide our clients with the best
information and the most effective testimony. We use these and many other skills
to obtain the best results in a cost-effective manner.
Despite our trial experience and success, we understand that a trial is not in
every client's best interests. We offer advice not only on the legal status of a
case, but also on the economic and public relations effects of litigation. While
the client always holds the decision how to proceed, we believe that part of our
service as advisors and counselors is frank assessment of approaches and
Skilled Advocacy. When a case does go to trial, we
are in our element. Our lawyers have a record of success in hundreds of jury
trials and arbitrations. We know how to frame an argument and present complex
evidence so jurors can understand the facts and relate to our client's position.