Why Us?

Many of our clients are referred to us by other lawyers. Other people make decisions based on the recommendations of our former clients. Increasingly, we are selected by people who have visited this website to inquire about us or to confirm information they have received elsewhere. Here is what makes us unique:

We accept cases that other lawyers decline.

Most often, other lawyers acknowledge that matters they decline are outside the scope of their practice. In addition, we are willing to consider matters that appear unusually complex or particularly difficult to win.

We will join with other lawyers to work on the same case.

In some fields like pension or estate litigation, trial lawyers ask us to participate because of our experience in drafting retirement plans, wills and trusts as well as interpreting and applying them. By the same token, we ask other attorneys to join with us when their experience and expertise is needed to complement ours. Examples: personal injuries and matters where civil and criminal cases overlap.

We are experienced in some areas where there are relatively few practitioners.

For example, both federal and state laws regulate lenders extensively, and in our area most business, commercial or consumer lawyers represent lenders exclusively. We generally represent borrowers or other consumers.

We offer second opinions.

Other lawyers recommend us when their clients appear uncertain or unconvinced about difficult portions of their cases. One example is the nature and effect of a judge's order on the pension benefits of a former spouse. In other instances, we advise persons who have attorneys and expect to continue to use them, but want independent advice too. Professional rules permit lawyers to give second opinions.

We encourage clients to become actively involved in the preparation of their cases.

Sometimes they want to do so when they have abilities that genuinely assist us and our fee is based on hourly rates. At other times, especially in divorce cases when domestic violence has occurred, clients' involvement can be therapeutic and empowering.

We will represent a client on a limited basis, performing only those services that a client wants.

Professional rules permit lawyers to counsel clients who wish, for example, to represent themselves in lawsuits where the legal fees are prohibitive in comparison to the money involved.