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Aggressive and Affordable Litigation

Justice Scale

Unique and Atypical cases are not a problem. I have a history of taking difficult cases and turning them into victories.

Workable litigation budgets, tiered contingent fees (sometimes less than a third) and flat rate / capped hourly rate approaches possible in some cases.

Goals in litigation vary, but generally its about getting the other side to pay you money.

My approach to evaluating claims:

1.  Does the other side have any ability to pay a judgment?  If not, what is gained by proceeding?

2.  Is the other legally liable for your claim(s)?  If its questionable, meaning some Jurors might say yes and other no, its RISKY to committ all the way to trial, as a win is not assured.

3.  Is the AMOUNT involved enough to risk the COST of litigation to get a judgment for that amount?   If for example you pay me hourly, and 100 hours of time goes by for a bill of $30,000, does that make sense if the most your claim can get you is $25,000?   Sometimes this depends on whether or not you have a basis to ALSO be awarded YOUR ATTORNEY FEES incurred to win the claim.  Some laws allow that.  In other cases, each side is responsible to pay their own legal counsel.

4. At the end of the day, the other side has a say in how complicated litigation is.  You might have a "simple" case with easy proof, but if the other side makes a counterclaim involving a complicated fact pattern with many witnesses and a large pool of documents to review, this will take your attorney alot of time to defend against.  

Knowing ALL of these factors up front is critical to your litigation success.

Sometimes, negotiation is best, or referral to some other Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure, like mediation or arbitration.   Even if preferable, these approaches require a likeminded opponent, willing to try them.  This is not always possible.


Examples of recent cases

Recovering 100% of Equity Theft of Client's Home Equity From PACE Program Lenders who paid forgerers for work that was never done or authorized by Client

Eliminating liens on an elderly client's home obtained by contractors in violation of the law 

No cost to the client, all my attorney fees were paid by the defendants

Recovering a six figure sum for a woman falsely accused of having venereal disease

Recovering six figure sum from sellers / brokers for misrepresentations made to buyer in connection with the sale of a home

Recovering six figure settlement for romantic partner at the end of long term non-marital relationship (Marvin Action)

Recovering six figure sum for defrauded investors in a real estate investment gone bad

Recovering six figure attorneys fees to law firm owed money by client long before a trial using a powerful collection tool, the prejudgment writ of attachment. 

Defending a business and defensing a claim under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act based on alleged misrepresentations and omissions.

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