Return of the Deal Makers


Lawyers used to be great deal makers, but the deal makers seem to have joined the witness relocation program. Where have they all gone?

Here is the latest deal:

“As lawyers we will work hard for you, it will be very expensive- but you will get high quality legal work.”

“How much will it cost?”

“I’m sorry, we can’t answer that.”

“Why not? What if I can’t afford it? How can I budget for this?”

“We are sorry, we are lawyers- and that is the deal. We will send you a bill at the end of the month.”

These are LAWYERS we are talking about. This is a group that knows how to negotiate great deals – they’ve done it tens of thousands of times, just ask them. This is the same group that created the United States Constitution. So why are their clients on the losing end of the deal? Why does the billable hour have to survive? Customers are demanding a better model, but come on – as lawyers we should be able to deliver.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Adrian Dayton | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Adrian Dayton on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.