We don't have annoying TV commercials or cheesy billboards. We don't "churn and burn" through cases. And we don't pressure our clients to accept the first settlement offer.
We believe in strong personal relationships with our clients. Instead of signing up every possible client who contacts us, we take on the cases we believe in. We represent clients who we believe are good people. And then we give it our all. All of our experience, training, and education poured into your case. We are striving to practice law in a different way.
But we understand there are many lawyers to choose from. Before hiring us, or any lawyer, we encourage you to consider the following questions to determine what type of legal representation you are seeking:
(1) How did you discover the lawyer?
Do you have a personal relationship with the lawyer? Did a trusted friend refer the lawyer to you? Or did you only hear about the lawyer from a TV commercial, internet advertisement, or billboard along the highway? Will the lawyer be personally interested and invested in your case? Do you care one way or the other?
(2) Does the lawyer have a "churn and burn" attitude?
What is "churn and burn?" Does the lawyer spend significant sums of money advertising for as many new clients as possible? Does the lawyer typically handle high volume, but low-dollar, personal injury cases? Does the lawyer intend to maximize the value of your case, or is the lawyer hoping to quickly settle your case after sending one letter? Do you feel the lawyer is pushing you to resolve the case too quickly?
(3) Is the lawyer better known for advertisements or litigation expertise?
Does the lawyer typically settle cases without filing a lawsuit, or does the lawyer typically litigate the cases before settling. Is the lawyer any good at litigation? How so? Or is the lawyer just a salesperson with a law degree? What kind of lawyer are you looking for?
(4) Does the lawyer have trial experience?
How many cases has the lawyer tried to a jury? What kind of cases were they, and how difficult were they? Is the lawyer any good at jury trials? How so? Will a jury like the lawyer? Does it matter to you?
(5) Do you like the lawyer as a person?
Is the lawyer friendly or rude? Is the lawyer humble or arrogant? Is the lawyer genuine or superficial? Is the lawyer trustworthy? Will a jury like the lawyer if the case goes to trial? Does it matter to you?
Peddicord Law, LLC
111 South Second Street
Odessa, Missouri 64076