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Attempting to Dominate Your Attorney is a Bad Idea (Only a Bad Attorney Would Let You Do It)

Some books read by the author suggest that the client should attempt to control and dominate the attorney to achieve the most cost-effective and satisfactory results. This idea, if carried to an extreme, is not usually possible or advantageous.

It

Lawyers Add Credibility to your Deal

Lawyers provide security, prestige and credibility to the deal. The client gains credibility by assembling a respected professional team. This is particularly true for newcomers who are dealing with established players. The lawyers can handle the “Player” while the

Possession of a Good Lawyer is 9/10ths of the Law

The above saying was emblazoned on a coffee cup on a ledge in the student lounge throughout my years in law school. Shortly after I graduated, the cup disappeared when the lounge was being remodeled. You know, I sorely

Size Doesn’t Matter, Rule Changes and Technology have Eliminated Most Big Firm Advantages

Surprise, hidden information, and secret witnesses or documents a la Perry Mason have not been allowed under the rule of legal procedure since the 1940’s. Since that time the rules of procedure have required each side to provide and

What to Look for in Your Attorney

Look for Business or Other Judgment Related to your Field

All lawyers think they have superior judgment. Few actually do in all realms of practice. Lawyers often treat the legal solution as the only solution, but the two are not

Big Suit/Little Suit: The Cost of Litigation

Legal costs are relatively inelastic. “Inelastic” in this context is a term from economic theory. It means not responsive to changes in demand or price. For example, toothpicks are relatively inelastic. We will buy about the same number of

A Lawyer can Convert a Bad Case or Deal into a Good Case

Most attorneys know that an intelligent client and an intelligent lawyer, by working together, can rationalize and defend just about anything. This has a great “narrowing effect” in litigation. Cases that might have seemed self-evident and one-sided when the

ONE MINUTE LECTURES On Business and Business Law Matters©

The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth PC

Clients and colleagues know that I am prone to convert legal advice into little “speeches,” what I call “One Minute Lectures.” Here is a collection of some of

JUST ONE FACT

Just one fact can change a case outcome, a business and a life. When I was a law student I loved learning the law and the rationale underlying various principles of law. But when I became a lawyer and

Being Smart in Business Legal Matters

Each of us is smart at something and not so smart at other things.

When I was younger, fresh out of graduate school, I thought I was pretty smart because I was good at learning from books. I had a