We are a trial firm, not litigators. From the start we focus on how to present the case at trial. We believe that even pre-trial court appearances are opportunities to build themes and shape the fact finder’s perceptions for trial. We view pre-trial discovery and pre-trial motions strictly as a surgical tool to prepare, and do not engage in unnecessary discovery disputes. Not all cases go to trial. But, in our experience, the only way to favorably settle is to have the opponent sense our laser focus on the trial result.
We have painstakingly selected our technology to target speed, efficiency, mobility, and ease of use. We do not delegate technology to layers of administrative support. Each attorney has a 2-in-1 laptop-tablet with LTE remote internet access. We have cutting-edge cloud collaboration and server access to all key documents, exhibits, deposition testimony, legal analyses, pleadings, database information, and everything else related to the case. Our technology supports round-the-clock real-time collaborative communication. Case information can be retrieved and analyzed instantaneously across any location. Each attorney runs his or her own trial presentation. This gives authenticity, creates efficiency, and avoids unnecessary administration.
We are highly specialized in our area of law. We represent large contractors, and sophisticated public or private owners. We start by an early case evaluation, and work with the client to set strategy and budget. Often the client can perform substantial portions of the fact investigation with our guidance. Our goal is open, continual client communication and involvement. For that reason, we encourage use of our Client Portal which gives immediate access to calendar, budget, and pleadings.
We are results-oriented. We want to relieve our client’s problem by taking ownership. We believe it’s important to negotiate a fee agreement that makes our incentives align with the client’s interests. We often discourage hourly billing arrangements. The same task should not cost more because we took longer. We suggest agreements that reward success and efficiency. These can take the form of a contingency, partial-contingency, flat fee, or sliding scale.