I believe that to be able to adequately evaluate a case and advise a client an attorney must have experience dealing with cases in court. I have handled cases in nearly half of Ohio's 88 counties. It is this experience that allows me the ability to negotiate favorable resolutions outside of the courtroom as well as obtain them in the courtroom.
I believe in a dual focus approach to litigation. I feel that an attorney should always work to resolve a case without a trial to avoid the costs, both financially and emotionally, that clients have with litigation. I also believes at the same time that an attorney should be preparing the case for trial. This dual focus allows the attorney to be prepared for all issues that arise and provide the client with the best alternatives and results in their cases.
An attorney that is experienced in the courtroom and is not afraid to litigate a case can often provide a better perspective for clients on the reasonableness of their position as well as the likelihood of succeeding on various issues by litigation.