What It Means to Be a Litigator...A Message from our Managing Partner
A Message from our Managing Partner…
I will never forget the depositions I took many years ago in a commercial litigation matter. Two of the expert witnesses in the case were the chairs of their respective AmLaw 100 firm’s Litigation Departments. The depositions were memorable because the testimony revealed that the one “litigator” had participated in one jury trial as lead counsel over the course of his long career, while the other had two jury trials. As a young attorney with a dozen jury trials already completed, the testimony shocked me at the time.
What I have since come to learn is that jury trials are indeed rare at many firms. Jury trials involve expense and risk. A client has to have tremendous confidence in counsel - the thoroughness with which the case has been prepared, the faith in counsel’s evaluation of the exposure, the accuracy of the projected legal budget – in order to make the decision to go to trial.
The trial attorneys in our Litigation Department have had hundreds of jury trials over the years. In fact, over the last three weeks, our trial attorneys have been involved in five separate jury trials. Our firm’s history, including our recent history, of bringing cases to trial confirms the that we have consistently earned the confidence of our clients. It’s an important achievement that we can be rightfully proud of when discussing our firm’s capabilities with clients and prospective clients.
We are grateful to our clients who have entrusted us to help them over the years, and look forward to working with and helping our clients for many years to come. We thank you!
Louis J. Rizzo, Jr., Esq. – Managing Partner of Reger Rizzo & Darnall, LLP