The attorneys you work with will have a substantial impact on the outcome of your business dispute. This decision will affect the time frame involved with resolving the dispute, the cost associated with the legal work and even the ability to preserve important business relationships with contract partners. What is the difference between a large national firm and an experienced local team? Why does your attorney matter in a business dispute and how does that affect the cost and time frame of your matter?
The large firm model is based upon the billable hour, and the need to have as many of the firm’s personnel “touch the file” each billing cycle as possible. Have you ever wondered why so many people have billed time to your account? It is simply not in their interest to roll up their sleeves and get to work. It certainly isn’t in their interest to do so quickly and affordably.
The Watkins Firm is committed to resolving business disputes as promptly and cost-efficiently as possible. We work quickly, focused on identifying the core issues and associated damages. We gain a thorough understanding of our client’s objectives in the dispute – both in terms of the issues at hand and the important business relationship that is often at risk as well. We engage the conversation from the perspective of being a productive and positive voice in the discussion. We hold our client’s objectives clearly in mind and communicate these to the other party, while seeking common ground and an opportunity for them to move forward and to negotiate a positive path toward a resolution.
If there is a sticking point or two, mediation provides a cost-efficient alternative to litigation or arbitration. We represent our clients at each step in the process with a single goal in mind:
Resolving the dispute in accordance with our client’s goals in the shortest possible time frame and in a cost-efficient manner.
Why does your attorney matter in a business dispute and how can the Watkins Firm contribute to your business success? Our clients value the practical approach we take to representing their interests and the effectiveness with which we accomplish the work of resolving disputes and preventing expensive litigation. If you have a business dispute we invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.