We believe that whether we represent a plaintiff or a defendant the best posture is to take the offensive. Our goal is to maintain the initiative and define the issues as favorably for our side as we can. The firm’s experience is that this approach resolves disputes faster and cheaper than the alternative.
To that end, we have an established method for handling matters that seeks to avoid three questions frequently asked by clients after litigation ends:
The firm tries to avoid or minimize these complaints, which are somewhat inherent in the modern adversary process, through three steps.
Step One: The firm develops a litigation strategy with the client at the outset. This strategy sets forth what the client wants to accomplish and how the firm intends to do it.
Step Two: The firm establishes a time-line and a budget. Since most business persons work within budgets, we, as your lawyers, understand and meet our budget expectations.
Step Three: The firm executes the strategy and periodically notifies the client of the progress and whether they are “on plan.” If not, the firm explains why not.
In litigation, litigation counsel are effectively partners with the client, whether the client is a corporation, its in-house counsel, an individual or a corporate executive. The way Berens & Miller handles these matters recognizes that fact.