About Our High Quality, Low Volume Criminal Law Practice

Some criminal defense firms take a high number of cases per attorney and charge a comparatively low fee for each case. Attorneys in these firms are called high-volume practitioners. Our firm, on the other hand, handles a relatively small number of cases per attorney and charges a larger fee for each case. Our attorneys are called low-volume practitioners. The more cases a lawyer is handling at any given time, the less time and attention he or she can give to each case.

The following chart illustrates this simple concept:available_time

If you choose a high-volume criminal defense firm, your case will necessarily get far less attention than a low volume firm will routinely give to each case and none of the individualized work that low-volume practitioners may decide is appropriate on a case-by-case basis. There simply aren’t enough hours in a day for high-volume practitioners to match the time and attention to detail that low-volume firms give to their cases.

Nonetheless, high-volume criminal defense firms often publish testimonial claims of great results. Even when true, such results are often less impressive than they seem. Attorneys that churn through a bunch of cases will occasionally get lucky. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. If the prosecution’s case collapses due to an obvious procedural error by the arresting officer, the great result for the client is not necessarily due to the efforts of the high-volume firm. Furthermore, these occasional lucky breaks are vastly outnumbered by defensive opportunities that the high-volume firm misses because it doesn’t do the hard work necessary to identify and take advantage of those opportunities.

The only way to consistently get great results is to diligently prepare each and every case. When our team is representing you, we will be working to obtain evidence and do independent investigation that other firms simply don’t do. We will be looking for defenses and problems with the government’s evidence throughout our representation of you. Before long, we will know more about the case than the prosecutors do and we will use every weakness in their case to help us build your defense. That level of diligence and preparation is only possible in a low-volume criminal defense firm.

As with any service, you get what you pay for. You need a criminal defense firm that can and will spend the time on your case that is necessary to get the best results. A poor outcome may have consequences that last the rest of your life. Even with a relatively minor case, saving money on legal fees isn’t worth the risk of being saddled with a bad result that might have been avoided. After all, a criminal record can have a negative impact on finding and keeping good employment for the rest of your life.

We are a criminal defense firm that is narrowly focused on domestic assault. We do not handle divorces, personal injury lawsuits, real estate transactions, or other non-criminal matters. If we are representing you, we will focus on your case in a way that is simply not possible in a high-volume or general practice firm. While no lawyer can guarantee that any particular criminal case will be dismissed, we guarantee that we will work hard to get the best possible result for you.