Fort Worth and the surrounding DFW area has a surplus of attorneys across all specialities. I often get asked what makes me different than all the other attorneys in Fort Worth and what I would say is I respect the fact that it’s their money, and I don’t want to spend their money for them.
I always want to make sure that they understand that the decision to hire me is a business decision and it’s one that they have to be comfortable with. I want them to be involved it to the effect that we can go as hard as they want us to go or if they just want to stand back and not be the ones directing the show, we can do that, too.
It’s a decision they have to make. When I say go as hard as they want us to do, is this something that they actually want to go forward with and go to trial with? If that’s something that they want to do, then I try to tell them upfront “You guys need to be prepared to spend X.” And if it’s something they’re not comfortable with, then let’s try to get a plan together where we can maybe reach a resolution a little quicker.
The last thing I want to happen is for us to get into a situation and then they realize “Oh my gosh. This is way more expensive than we anticipated. We just wanted a quick resolution to this thing, and we’re a week away from trial. This is not where we wanted to be.”
So, what makes me different from many other attorneys around here is I am upfront in where we’re going and I want to make sure we’re always on the same page.