Abraham Lincoln said: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time.” Powers • McNalis • Torres • Teebagy • Luongo is committed to litigating aggressively when it serves our clients’ best interests. We are equally committed to resolving conflicts outside the courtroom, and we emphasize and practice these skills as well. We balance our clients’ overall interests with the specific ones at stake in a court battle.
The increasing costs of litigation have prompted Powers • McNalis • Torres • Teebagy • Luongo to analyze the risks and costs of litigation for our clients, to accurately and promptly report that analysis to them, to discuss what the client really wants to accomplish in the matter, and to recommend ways to accomplish that goal in light of the risks and expenses involved.
When a trial is necessary to resolve the action, our attorneys are prepared to marshall the firm’s resources to fight for courtroom victory. Our experience is that meticulous preparation by a well-integrated team is the most effective approach to good results.
Powers • McNalis • Torres • Teebagy • Luongo can prepare litigation budgets and provide you with periodic updates on actual expenses versus the budget. Our commitment to balancing cost and result has prompted the firm to adopt the most modern case management techniques. We use computerized litigation support systems in matters involving a multitude of documents, witnesses, exhibits, witness statements, depositions, and transcripts of testimony.
We offer a variety of fee plans to meet our clients’ needs including flat fee file handling, task billing, and contingency agreements. We offer graduated fee scales for various legal service providers in the firm, or a flat rate for all services. We will provide bids on specific legal projects, and will work to meet your needs in a fee agreement, whatever they might be.
At Powers • McNalis • Torres • Teebagy • Luongo, we don’t believe that every litigation case should be handled in the same way that the last 100 cases were handled. Each case deserves individual consideration — both of the best litigation strategy to follow to get the best result, and of what is in the client's best interest.