Which of your cases makes you proudest of the result?
I do not see individual results as standing out as my proudest moments. Instead, it is approaching all files with the plan to understand all details about the case, and uncovering information that we require in order to focus on the strengths of my client’s case. This can arise before discovery, during discovery, or at the hearing, depending on how the matter unfolds.
What do you think the most important factor is in resolving a file?
Information – knowing all details about the file, both the strengths and the weaknesses, allow us to approach the matters with more confidence about how we should proceed in a cost-effective way.
What’s the most valuable lesson that your professional experience has taught you?
People don’t respond well to aggressive, argumentative lawyers. That can often harm settlement discussions and create unnecessary delays. A more reasonable, logical approach can often help unravel the opposing side’s case. I have seen plaintiffs agree with my position and my arguments, even where it hurts their case. This can often help us bring matters to a quick resolution.