Earlier this month a former client and friend referred his neighbor to us.
It turns out that his neighbor had resigned from his position but had thereafter been sued by his former employer for allegedly violating a non competition agreement.
The neighbor had been referred to an old-style law firm, which was defending him but which the neighbor did not feel was aggressively defending the case.
Our approach to commercial litigation is that it is dangerous to a party defending a piece of commercial litigation to have anything other than an aggressive and comprehensive to the point of being exhaustive representation from an attorney.
As we have recounted previously, if you have been sued and your commercial litigation lawyer is not aggressively defending you, you need to replace them.
We explained all of that to the prospective client that in our opinion an aggressive / comprehensive / exhaustive representation is in order if you, as a party to a piece of commercial litigation want a satisfactory result.
Costs? While it is always important to choose an attorney who works cost effectively (and a cost effective attorney can be exceedingly difficult to find), at the end of the day better to have a cost effective attorney representing you aggressively and comprehensively/ exhaustively than to suffer an adverse result in court.
If you are in court you need a commercial litigator who is aggressive and thorough/ exhaustive. If you don’t have that you are leaving yourself wide open for an avoidable but disastrous result.
Quote of the Week
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~ Confucius