Substantial and diverse experience, together with the efficient use of technology, allow the firm to handle complex business and commercial disputes more cost-effectively than larger firms, which usually charge significantly higher rates.
Appellate practice involves different rules, procedures, and strategic considerations than trial practice. An appeal is not a second bite at the proverbial apple; instead, it requires special skill in presenting the legal issues—usually to a panel of at least three judges—that will determine the outcome of the case. Retaining an appellate lawyer early in the case improves the chances of success both at trial and on appeal.
Ethics Consulting & Representation
When the bar comes knocking, lawyers must answer—failure to respond to a Bar inquiry is a disciplinary offense in its own right. Yet, many lawyers either fail to respond or respond inappropriately because they lack the perspective necessary to craft a calm, measured response. Remember the addage about lawyers who represent themselves?
Bar Admission Character and Fitness
Tom is available to help law students and Bar applicants who anticipate or are encountering hurdles in the character and fitness portion of Bar admission.
Consultations are a useful tool and an advisable investment. Just as people test drive a cars before buying, clients should test their understanding of their rights or obligations before binding themselves to a contract, an estate plan, or relationships of any kind.