We Specialize in Negotiation and Confrontation
Settlement by Negotiation
A lawsuit begins with a Complaint and Service of Process, followed by an Answer and often a Counterclaim. Georgia Law then allows six months of Discovery before a case is put on a trial calendar. Georgia law and public policy encourages the parties to settle their cases before trial to eliminate risk, avoid unnecessary expenses, and reach a satisfactory result. At The Outlaw Firm, we excel in negotiating and mediating settlements through combination of patience, perseverance, and persuasion. Most courts provide Alternative Dispute Resolution services, and we prepare ourselves and our clients for mediation with knowledge of the facts and the law that shape successful outcomes. The vast majority of our cases settle. We approach negotiation and mediation with skill, experience, effort, and strategy that helps settle cases. The Outlaw Firm has a reputation for winning at trial, which also helps in negotiating a settlement of all contested issues.
Trial by Confrontation
Not all cases can be settled. There is a saying among lawyers that when a case goes to trial, at least one of the parties or one of the lawyers is a risk-taking fool, because just like competitive athletics there can only be one winner. If your case is destined for trial, The Outlaw Firm will do its best to minimize your risk. We do that with a combination of procedural skills (we have avoided a number of trials with legal procedural victories), preparation (there is no substitute for knowing the law and the facts) and persuasion. Knowing what to tell the judge or jury and how to show and tell a client’s story is how The Outlaw Firm wins at trial.