Does My Real Estate Attorney Have My Back?
Clients often tell us that we are one of the highest-rated Google law firms in the valley and they want to switch councils. They want to know if this is something they can do.
What to consider before switching councils:
One of the first things that we consider, or you should consider when you're thinking about switching lawyers or law firms is, “does my law firm have the team so that they can adequately address the real estate litigation matter in hand?”
Far too often, we see solo or small law firms that are one attorney handling the case. To be honest, a lot of complex real estate, and litigation matters have too many moving pieces and too many moving parts for one person to handle alone.
They are doing the best that they can, but we have a team. Here at Littlejohn Law, it is me, my associate attorney, and we have paralegals and law clerks who help out. Each person on my team has a specific role to play.
What are the tell-tale signs your lawyer is not working for you?
One of the tell-tale signs that your lawyer is not working the case is the frequency of the bills. If you are not getting a bill at least once a month or every other month, then chances are your lawyer isn't working on the case.
What is the retainer model?
The retainer model is simple. You take a retainer, put it in a trust account, and then you bill against it. If your law firm is not billing against the trust account, then they have already pre-determined the case, pre-determined the argument and positions that they are going to take,
and pre-determined the fact that they may or may not win the case.
A potential new client wants to switch layers. His lawyer had not been sending any invoices. His lawyer had set the case up and said that all that they needed was one survey map, and it was going to win the case. The client had an overwhelming amount of other evidence proving his case. That additional overwhelming evidence was not submitted to the trial court and now he wants to use it on appeal.
You can't use it on appeal if you didn't use it in the trial court. It left the potential client in a hard place. Does he switch counsels to Littlejohn Law to have us handle the appeal? Or does he stay with his current counsel?
If you are wondering whether you should switch counsel or stay with your current counsel for your complex real estate litigation matter. Give Littlejohn Law a call at 740-346-2899.
We will schedule you for a telephone consultation with our case evaluator so that you can discuss your options and weigh the pros and cons of moving forward with my team. We look forward to helping you.
The one thing I always like to say is, “it's a shame that we have to sue people to get them to do the right thing.” But we've got your back.
Littlejohn Law, LLC
The Real Estate and Probate Law Firm
352 Main Street
Wintersville, OH 43953
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