Choosing an attorney to help with a legal matter can be an overwhelming process. There are a lot of attorneys and law firms offering what sounds like similar services; sometimes it takes some thinking and reflection as to what makes sense and is the right fit. Some people mistakenly believe they must team up with a big law firm when really they haven’t drilled down far enough to evaluate if that is really necessary or desired. Have they asked what about the larger overhead a big law firm may have and how that could be inversely related to their interest in a resolution of their problem sooner than later?
Many Should seek Effective Legal Counsel On a Smaller Scale
When selecting legal counsel, if you want direct contact with your lawyer, you may find headaches awaiting you in larger firms unable to provide such personal service. The sizable costs of running large firms with multiple partners can come with costly overhead being passed on to clients through the attorneys’ fees. If you are not a public corporation or a multi-state company, do you even need such a relationship.
Sometimes, people look towards large firms, thinking they’ll receive a higher level of service in exchange for those higher fees. But sometimes larger firms aren’t able to devote as much time to smaller client matters. This can mean clients are left feeling like they’ve been forgotten. Many effective advocates exist outside the walls of big law firms and at more attractive rates and offer a closer attorney-client relationship.
Where Smaller Law Firms Excel
Litigation can be costly, so it’s important to discuss and evaluate the risks and potential benefits of litigation against other options, such as settling the case before or agreeing to binding arbitration. An experienced attorney can help clients weigh the pros and cons of various approaches. Some of the practice areas where an effective advocate on a smaller scale approach makes sense includes real estate litigation, trust and estate litigation, and business litigation matters.
- Real estate matters include disputes about leases or other agreements, property damage, and misrepresentation in transactions.
- Estate litigation may be necessary when there are disputes about the administration or distribution of a loved one’s estate or trust. An attorney can help represent the interests of a trustee, an individual or a group of beneficiaries.
- Business litigation is sometimes required to settle disputes between business owners or partners, vendors or to address employment-related issues.
Regardless of why it’s necessary to engage an attorney, choosing knowledgeable, experienced, and competent counsel can make a big difference. In some cases, experts are needed on one or both sides of a dispute. Choosing a seasoned litigator who understands the expert process can prove valuable in those situations.
Attorney Ilam Smith of Smith Law Office is here to help clients with a variety of legal matters, including business litigation, real estate litigation, and trust and estate litigation. Contact the office at 502-661-3434 or click here to learn more.