Please don’t send me emails saying “be more aggressive,” “fight harder,” “whose lawyer are you?,” or “whose side are you on?”.
I understand that litigation is not something anyone but another trial lawyer enjoys. Many lawyers who don’t do trials don’t fully appreciate the process. So non-lawyers can certainly get confused and irritated by the delays and compromises. So it seems to me that emails like the ones I listed above are not really about me and who I represent, they are about the fact that you, the client, are feeling uninformed, confused and frustrated. So call me and make an appointment.
When you come to the appointment bring a list of things to talk about. Put on the list
• what you are feeling and why,
• what you are worried about and why, and
• what I’m doing that has you concerned and why.
Please be as specific as you can be. I’ll listen. I promise. Then we can discuss each and every one of your concerns. I’ll explain. I tell you why I’m doing things. I’ll try to show you why what I’m doing is in your best interest. Then we’ll discuss some more.
Maybe I misunderstood your goals. Maybe your goals have changed. Maybe I assumed something I shouldn’t have. These things happen and these meetings are necessary to stay on course as a team. Regardless, if you have issues I need to know about them. Otherwise how can I properly represent you? The answer is obvious: I cannot.
So let’s meet and talk. Eventually we will reach agreement on what to do next.