“Our Fees Are Our Fees” and Other Cringe-worthy Things Said by Lawyers about Their Billing Practices

In my 19 years of law practice, I have been in more client pitch meetings than I can count.  They generally follow the same format: You tell us about why you are looking to engage legal counsel and then we tell you about our firm’s capabilities, the specific skills of the attorneys in the room,Continue reading ““Our Fees Are Our Fees” and Other Cringe-worthy Things Said by Lawyers about Their Billing Practices”

A Firm for the Charlie Buckets of the World

I can’t say that Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was a favorite childhood movie of mine.  When I was younger, I found the movie to be weird and scary (in some parts) but would nonetheless watch it when it aired on television from time to time. However, you do not have to like somethingContinue reading “A Firm for the Charlie Buckets of the World”

Why Big Law Firms Are Like the Cable Company (and why clients should cut the cord)

For the past several years, statistics have been showing that increasing numbers of cable subscribers are “cutting the cord” on their cable TV packages and opting for cheaper online streaming services that offer limited but more curated content to specific viewing audiences. We all know them and perhaps subscribe to a few of them ourselvesContinue reading “Why Big Law Firms Are Like the Cable Company (and why clients should cut the cord)”