Does this mean I’m not aggressive? Far from it. But when I’m aggressive, there’s a purpose behind it. Sometimes (gasp!), restraint is better, sometimes for tactical reasons, but sometimes just to neutralize the anger and resentment that so often drive litigation. The goal is to resolve, not prolong, the case, without sacrificing the result. Most of my clients are familiar with litigation. Ask them and they’ll tell you that I am very good at what I do. They’ll tell you how I convinced the jury to find in their favor; how I convinced the judge to throw out a meritless lawsuit; how I garnished their adversaries’ bank accounts. Those are good days.
Some clients, however, are not litigation savvy. They are anxious and vulnerable and dependent on me to guide them through one of the scariest times of their lives. It is a sobering responsibility, but a rewarding one. For on the really good days, I help them find peace and leave them lighter, freer, and able to enjoy a good night’s sleep.