Law is described as a “practice” because a lawyer has discretion and must use judgment. There is often not any one correct or wrong approach to a problem. And it is entirely possible for two very skilled and competent lawyers to handle the same case differently. Nick Wooldridge, one of the best New York business litigation attorneys, is happy to provide second opinion consultations.
Even if you have chosen another firm to handle your case, we can reassure you that your lawyer is handling your case competently and ethically. Our attorneys can give you a quick opinion on a matter or we can thoroughly review the details of your case. We can explain your legal options and analyze your attorney’s choice of action.
Why do you need a second legal opinion
Lawyers are people too. Some people are optimistic by nature while others are pessimistic by nature. We all have little biases that affect our judgment. Whether a lawyer has accepted your case, or a lawyer has rejected your case, a second opinion can give you peace of mind that an individual’s biases are not unduly clouding judgment. The vast majority of lawyers are competent professions whom you should trust, but lawyers are human too and sometimes make error in judgment.
The goal of a second opinion is to create well-informed clients. A client who is better informed is more likely to have their case resolved in a favorable manner. Well-informed clients also save money because they can focus on what matters, and get it right the first time.
During your second opinion consultation, we can answer questions such as:
- How much should my case cost?
- Have I overlooked anything?
- What are my strategy options?
- Is my case being handled competently?
- Are there any conflicts of interest?
A simple second opinion can save you a lot of time and money. Not only can litigation be expensive, but also you may not have a second chance if things are handled wrong the first time. There are always concerns statutes of limitations, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. These are all legal principals that prevent “do-overs” if the case is not handled properly the first time.
We believe in the power of second opinions. In fact, we encourage our clients to get second opinions because we know our advice is sound and fair. Second opinions keep lawyers honest as profession, and keep you, the client, better informed. It’s a win-win.
Finally, second opinion consultations are completely confidential. You can be honest with us and we will be candid with you. Our attorneys will never reveal the details of our conversation to anybody.
Whether you already have an attorney and have a few questions, or you’ve had your case rejected by a lawyer, we can offer a candid second opinion that will give you peace of mind. Please contact us today.