Working with Maine attorneys on litigation and practice-related issues
Listed below is a sampling of the services provided
Alternative dispute resolution is almost always in your client's best interest. Available to bring your disputes to a conclusion in a half, full or multi-day session. Pre-suit ADR can be especially effective in lowering costs and satisfying your clients needs and expectations.
Knowing whether to accept a case and, once taken, maximizing its value, is an essential lawyering skill. It is important to know the range of values of a case before engagement with the insurance adjuster or defendant. This service evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of your case and estimates fair value for settlement and trial.
ANALYSIS OF LEGAL AND FACTUAL ISSUES
Identifying legal issues and factual holes in your case is fundamental to maximizing results. This service identifies the areas which need development and provides planning to address them.
Appropriate discovery is the key to a successful result. Knowing how and what to ask about will provide you with the ammunition you need to win. Bill is available to design segments or a complete plan of discovery, including interrogatories, document requests and depositions. Expert witness search is also available.
Gearing up for trial involves intimate knowledge of courtroom dynamics and preparing for the unexpected. Bill will work with you to make you trial-ready with an evaluation of evidentiary problems, witness presentation, construction of effective themes and exhibit/trial notebook preparation, as well as practice openings and closings.
Bill provides one-on-one services to lawyers seeking to improve the quality of their practice through rigorous and thoughtful dissection of their goals and methods.
Bill is available to conduct in-house CLE's for firms and groups. The resume tab lists his past seminars and outlines the breadth of his experience and knowledge of practice and litigation skills.
One area in which Bill has invested considerable time and effort is helping older lawyers transition out of the practice and newer lawyers to transition in. The blog on this site and the Opportunities tab provide a forum for those who want to enter, leave or move in the practice of law. Bill would be glad to speak with anyone in this area about the range of possibilities and the strategies which might help a successful transition.