Earlier this month a former client and friend referred his neighbor to us.
His neighbor had resigned from his position, but shortly thereafter been sued by his former employer for allegedly violating a non-competition agreement.
The neighbor had originally hired an old-style law firm to defend him. However, the neighbor did not feel that firm was aggressively defending the case and sought to hire the Calkins Law Firm.
We believe in aggressively defending commercial litigation matters
Our approach to defending a commercial litigation is to be aggressive and comprehensive to the point of being exhaustive. We believe any other style of representation from an attorney is dangerous to the client.
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 to the prospective client that in our opinion an aggressive, comprehensive, and exhaustive representation is in order if you, as a party to a piece of commercial litigation, want a satisfactory result.
Hiring an attorney that will aggressively represent you is more cost-effective than litigating on the cheap.
While it is always important to choose an attorney that 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, comprehensively and exhaustively than to cut corners and suffer an adverse result in court.
If you are in court, you need a commercial litigator who is aggressive, thorough, and exhaustive. Otherwise you are leaving yourself wide open for an avoidable but disastrous result.