One of the most difficult parts of the attorney-client relationship is explaining why litigation is so expensive. Most clients cannot understand why their case may cost them tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs. Many of these clients are understandably wary when hiring a litigation consultant is brought up, especially if they have already paid thousands of dollars in legal fees. Litigation consulting has helped many attorneys in the Pacific Northwest strengthen their arguments and prevail at court. In these cases in the Pacific Northwest, the expense of litigation consulting has been well worth the outcome of the case.
It is important for your clients to understand the numerous benefits that these litigation consultants can provide. Ask your clients what they want to see happen at the end of the case, and how important this result is to them. Chances are, they will respond that it is pretty important. Explain that, although litigation consulting is indeed another expense added to the growing list of costs, it makes reaching that result much more likely. Tell your clients that litigation consultants can provide additional expertise in developing a plan for achieving their goals at trial.