We are advocates and attorneys who stand for the basic principle that deceptive and dangerous behavior not only puts our clients at risk, but our entire community. We represent clients in cases that seek to remedy such injustice. Our expertise, experience and skill as accomplished litigators serves to level the playing field for our clients, giving them accountability and a means of addressing their needs so they can move forward bringing their disputes to a swift and meaningful conclusion.
The law provides that a party injured by the wrongful acts of another, whether negligent or intentional, is entitled to recover damages from the responsible party. Traumatic injuries, whether catastrophic and life-long or temporary, can inhibit the activities of daily living and result in significant economic loss to the victim. Injuries require medical treatment and care, can impede the ability to work, and can lead to wage loss and debt for medical expenses. If follows that the innocent injured victim should not have to shoulder the loss and burden of another’s wrongdoing, but rather the responsible person should assume responsibility and/or be held accountable. Our representation of personal injury claimants stems from this principle: we handle cases for injured people against responsible parties and their insurance carriers – who owe victims accountability for the personal and financial impact of their wrongful acts.
Business litigation is often undertaken by a company only when the cost benefit analysis establishes that the estimated likelihood of recovery will justify the substantial outlay for hourly legal fees and expenses over time on any given claim. This becomes particularly problematic for small businesses that have been harmed by fears of being dragged through years of litigation by larger, more powerful, and better funded corporations, despite the legitimacy of their claims. In contrast, TeamLGM’s approach to business litigation changes the landscape and levels the playing field for small business by offering a contingency fee relationship, providing small companies access to representation without the risk of incurring substantial out-of-pocket legal fees, regardless of the outcome. Whether the business dispute arises from breach of a contract, misrepresentation, fraud, copyright or trademark infringement, or trade secret violations, our firm will consider a relationship with our business clients that permits them to pay fees on a contingency of the recovered funds which are recouped in litigation. This progressive style of representation allows companies that are willing to approach traditional law firm relationships differently, to have their day in court and to protect their rights without the traditional risks associated with litigation.
The power of a class action lawsuit is perhaps the most effective way to force wealthy and powerful corporations to accept accountability for their wrongful actions. Class actions are the only vehicle by which those that otherwise could not justify pursuing their legal rights can efficiently bring claims that would be economically futile to bring on an individual basis. No individual or business can justify the cost of litigating a claim for $50 or even $1,000. However, when a large corporation steals $50 or $1,000 from thousands in the marketplace, they build into their decision making process the understanding that for every person that complains of their wrongdoing, only a few will ever pursue their losses and recover. In the cost analysis, there is no downside for these companies to rip people and companies off, short of a class action, where the power of many banding together can shape the conduct of wrongdoer.In our class action work, we represent individuals that are the victims of marketing scams, financial Ponzi schemes, and consumer and security fraud. We also represent small businesses that have been bullied and are victim to Corporate America, or subject to anti-competitive behaviors by large corporations that violate United States antitrust laws by monopolizing or price-fixing. It is this work that allows our office to have the greatest impact and remedy for those that often are the first to fall victim and the last to be able to afford the consequences