Individual Case Management

Obviously, each individual case a client faces must be managed for a suitable outcome, whether that means a favorable settlement, judgment on the merits, or dismissal through legal process.  The key to individual case management is often early case assessment: determining what the range of outcomes might be, developing a tactical plan to maneuver toward the optimal outcome, and executing the plan effectively.  This approach is distinguishable from the common view that litigation has a pre-determined flow, and that counsel’s primary job is to manage each step in the process as effectively as possible.  Strategic management rejects this approach in favor of controlling the process, forcing the issue toward the optimal outcome and dictating the pace and tenor of the dispute.  Success in this approach to litigation requires a combination of business acumen, legal prowess, discipline and tenacity.