Entering the criminal justice system is one of the scariest experiences a person can go through. Between all the complicated terminology, the daunting fees and the trauma of the arrest itself, it’s easy to feel lost as you begin your legal battle. As tempting as it may be to go with a larger law firm, bringing more troops to the battle isn’t always the best strategy.
When it comes to a criminal case, the level of devotion and personal interaction afforded by a smaller law firm is crucial to courtroom success. Take a look at the top four reasons why a smaller law firm can deliver better results.
Designated and Dedicated Attorneys
Many see the sheer volume of attorneys as a key advantage to using a bigger law firm. However, when it comes to something as personal as criminal defense, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. At larger law firms, it’s not uncommon for cases to be passed around the office for different attorneys to handle at different stages.
At a smaller firm, a select group of attorneys will be dedicated to handling your case. With you as their primary focus on a given day, you can trust your designated attorney to have a much fuller grasp on the intricacies of your case, and to work towards victory with greater levels of pride and passion.
Better Relationships, Better Service
Choosing a law firm is an extremely important decision. You’re not just paying someone to be an expert: you’re choosing the men and women whom you trust to protect your very livelihood. When you do business with a smaller firm, you’ll be working with attorneys who get to know you as well as they know your case and will fight accordingly.
Big firms may have name recognition, but smaller firms have significant relationships with the people who matter. Just as they are able to build a strong rapport with their clients, smaller law firms have a deeper reputation within their community. By working regionally, lawyers are able to have stronger familiarity with the judges, DA’s and even prosecutors that will be on your case.
What does this mean for you? Better deals, fine-tuned court strategies and a more focused path to justice for your case.
More Time to Focus on You
While larger firms may have more attorneys at their disposal, they are often bogged down by several high-stress cases at the same time. With less time to spend on any one case, these attorneys are far too busy to research and prepare a solid defense for each unique case, and that’s not even to mention the lack of one-on-one interactions with the client.
The unique legal relationships enjoyed by smaller firms also takes time to cultivate. Where a smaller firm has the time to conference, strategize and fight for each specific case, larger firms are frequently forced to deploy cookie-cutter strategies that fail to capitalize on subtleties they may not have had the time to notice.
A Small Firm with Passion for Its Clients
At Thiessen Law Firm, we treat each client’s case with the care and attention it deserves. Our two attorneys, Mark Thiessen and Matt Elwell both pride themselves on their tireless work ethic, strong local relationships and attention to detail. Our commitment to our clients goes past hourly limits: for one flat rate, our clients have 24/7 access to their attorney, and can even call us on our cell phones. When you hire Thiessen Law Firm, you’re hiring a super lawyer whose dedication and expertise are equaled only by the personal attention he puts into each and every case that crosses his desk.
Your case is special and your life is precious, and you deserve an attorney who feels the same.