With more than 35 years of experience, our goal is to help our clients make the best economic decision under the circumstances presented, consistent with the objectives expressed by our client. When a new client makes contact, we will typically speak by phone or in person in a brief introductory call with the goals of understanding the client’s circumstances and goals.
We determine whether we can assist the client, and we outline the financial arrangement we can offer. If the prospective client wants to proceed, we will forward a fee agreement and will schedule a further meeting to learn more about the case. We usually use an “evergreen” retainer agreement. Under those agreements our client deposits a certain sum with us for the duration of the case and agrees to pay for our services, billed monthly, as the case progresses.
If hired as attorney for a claimant (a plaintiff), we typically begin by preparing a demand letter to the other side. We will outline the factual background of the matter, explain the client’s legal position, make a demand for performance, and caution that if the demand is not met, a lawsuit (or some other legal action) will follow. Oftentimes, the demand letter will result in a resolution. If it does not, then (depending upon the scope of our engagement) we will then initiate the legal proceeding to enforce our client’s legal rights.
If hired as attorney for the person being sued (a defendant), we will work to understand the claims being made, the defences available, and whether any counterclaims exist. We will prepare any appropriate response to protect the client’s rights.
In all cases, we provide our clients with the best representation we are capable of.
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