We Focus on Solutions!
I had an experience lately. A client paid a large Salt Lake firm more than $20,000 on a case that was valued at less than $3000 if he won the whole case. Can you imagine that? I was stunned and wondered how this happened. Then, I think I figured it out.
His attorneys were focused on the process, following the rules, instead of finding solutions to his problem. There are these things in the law that most people, including attorneys, are clueless about called the Rules of Civil Procedure. Here is a link to the Utah Rules: https://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/urcp/
What are The Rules of Civil Procedure?
The Rules of Civil Procedure are the rules that say how to do things in court. There are over 100 of them in Utah. Crazy! These rules set deadlines for many things. They say that no matter what you must do this and you must do that. Some of the most costly ones are the rules governing discovery.
What is “Discovery”?
Discovery is the process where people in a lawsuit exchange required information about the case with everyone else in the case. This is the process that cost my friend above so much money. Did circumstances require that much discovery in his case? The strict reading of the rules says that you have to do it. But, was it in his best interest to do it? I do not think so.
We approach cases looking for solutions
Here at our firm, we approach cases with a greater focus on the solution to our client’s problem over focusing on doing all the discovery we can in every case. Some cases will require it; there is no getting around it. Often we are able to talk to the other attorney and decide what information is absolutely vital and focus on getting that information exchanged and then we dive into finding solutions.
How is this different?
This is a different way of approaching a case than a lot of firms. It is faster, less painful, and usually results in a faster, less expensive and better outcome for our client. For my friend, I reviewed the contract that gave rise to his problem and in a couple of yours found a solution that could save him an additional $30,000 on the contract that this firm had not seen in $20,000 plus in attorney fees.
Call us! We can help!
So, if you want to hire a firm that is going to pay attention to finding the solution, you need please give us a call. We can help! We can find solutions!