Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
- Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Performance Driven Fees
Many lawyers spend time shoveling smoke because they are paid by the hour. Lawyers should be paid based on performance, not hours billed. For this reason, I welcome taking cases on alternate fee structures, including contingency, reverse contingency (for business litigation defense), holdbacks, hybrid, fixed, hard cap, and success.
Referrals and Joint Representation
Many of my cases are generated by attorney referrals. I pay referral fees in line with ethical standards. I also join lawyers in bringing their cases to trial.