The Rules

You have come to us because you have a problem. You have heard that we are the best. That is why you are here. We are committed to giving every client service of the highest quality. As a result, we do not take in every case. We accept only those cases and clients that allow us to do just that.

If we take your case, we will commit to you all of our energy and experience and resources. We will fight for you. Your problem will become ours until we have resolved it so completely that not a trace is left. We will be honest with you, sometimes brutally honest. We will tell you when we believe you are right, and we will tell you when we believe you are wrong. We can give you the best possible representation but only if you follow these rules. If you choose not to follow these rules, you are giving us permission to withdraw from your case.

1. YOU MUST TELL US THE TRUTH.

It is easy to tell us only good things. You need to tell us the worst things people could say about you. Unfortunately, some people believe that if they can convince their lawyers, he will convince the world. Lie to us, shade the truth in any way, or withhold anything, and you are committing suicide.

2. YOU NEED TO TRUST US.

The law and courts operate with a logic of their own. You cannot rely on the integrity of the system or upon the abstract concept of justice. Fairness must be wrenched from an insensitive bureaucracy. Much of what we do will be either incomprehensible or invisible to you. We have learned how to defend our clients through decades of experience. Everything we do, we do to defend you.

3. ASK QUESTIONS.

If you ever feel that you are in the dark, call us. Keep asking until you are satisfied that you understand what is happening to you. We will provide you with copies of any motions filed or letters written on your behalf.

4. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES ABOUT RESULTS.

We cannot foresee the future nor control it. It is our job to give you the best possible chance to prevail.

5. YOU WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE PREPARATION OF YOUR CASE.

The ultimate decisions are yours. However, if you insist on a course of action about which we disagree, if you persist in misrepresenting the facts, or if you proceed behind our backs, we may be forced to withdraw as your attorneys. You have paid us to be your lawyers. Let us do our job.

6. OUR FLAT FEES ARE THE RESULT OF A BARGAIN MADE BETWEEN US.

Our primary fees and our investigative fees are set. That means you are paying us a specific amount to complete a service. If your case is dismissed after one phone call, or if our work lasts three years, we have agreed on the fee. It remains the same. You have come to us to solve a problem. We will do everything we can to accomplish that. It is in your interest to have the problem solved sooner rather than later. On the other hand, we will complete the work upon which we agree – no matter how long it takes.

We are expensive, more expensive than most. Some clients look for the cheapest lawyer they can find. It is your decision, your money, and your life. We have earned our reputation. We will earn our fee.