Clients come first. It is a simple goal. Unfortunately, it is not the goal of every law firm.
We strive to ensure that our client is kept apprised of developments and resolution opportunities. That goal is the same whether the client is assigned to us or is the customer paying the bill. We do not see communications and reporting as burdens, but rather as essential opportunities to know and understand the client’s business and perspective. To better serve the client’s needs, we strive to maintain continuity by properly staffing cases and keeping the assignments in place.
Because we frequently try lawsuits, we recognize that often the client’s interests are better served through settlement or mediation process. To that end we strive to evaluate cases as early as possible. We believe that in evaluating a case early we satisfy two objectives: to identify opportunities to eliminate unreasonable fees in cases that need to be resolved and to identify the cases that should be tried. Preparation of a case for trial often provides the best opportunity to resolve the case. If it does not, then there is no last-minute duplication of effort. If necessary, we can and will try the case. We can and will handle any appellate issues that arise.
We are conscious of the fact that our clients are left with the consequences of the legal arena long after the lawyers have gone home. With this goal in mind, we seek to understand the effects of litigation in the client’s bigger picture. We believe our capabilities in trial often bring about more favorable settlements. It is also this knowledge that allows us to prepare a case properly from the beginning, eliminating duplication of effort and moving the case forward to a resolution. There is no substitute for trial experience in understanding the areas to focus on in discovery. Although they may from time to time become necessary, we detest discovery fights. We use our trial experience to pick the most fruitful discovery battles. It is with this same knowledge that we maintain an appellate caseload. We believe the best way to hone trial skills is through active appellate work.
We strive to offer the advantages of big firm service with the hands-on availability of a small firm. We can and do travel outside of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex to handle cases. We are fortunate to have experience in handling cases in many of the jurisdictions across Texas. At any given time, we are active in Austin, San Antonio, Beaumont, Houston, East and West Texas. Licenses are active in Texas; U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas; and the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit.