Benefits of Good Trial Lawyers

It is easy to understate the importance of good trial lawyers when prosecuting or defending a case in Court. A client of legal services simply must screen his/her potential lawyer for trial experience, skill and knowledge.

The trial attorney is a specific breed. In the span of a 2-5 year litigation, the trial lawyer can anticipate, all the way back in the discovery phase, what challenges will be faced at the ultimate trial and is better equipped to minimize those challenges. The trial lawyer involved in the discovery phase can make the case that much better and insulate a weakness from hurting the case at trial. Conversely, the trial attorney can make a strength in the case overwhelming to the adversary so that only a favorable settlement or a win are imminent. But it is the familiarity with burdens of proof, evidentiary rules, and judicial requirements of the lawyers that sets a trial attorney apart, and gives the consumer the best chance at a favorable outcome. Of course, in every case, lawyers cannot guaranty any particular result as a case has a number of variables throughout its years-long trudge through the court system.

There are many different types of attorneys, but not all of them are skilled, or even comfortable, stepping into the trial Courtroom. A trial is a stressful, time-consuming, and serious project. A trial cannot be handled by just any attorney. To name only a few, the lawyer has to know the rules of evidence, court procedure at trial, demeanor with a judge and jury, general process, and proof requirements and the law.

And it is also not enough to have done only judge or “bench” trials. A good trial advocate is comfortable and familiar with both judge and jury trials. The right to a jury extends to both sides, so even though a litigant may request a bench (judge) trial, the lawyer has to be ready to try the case to a jury if the other side so requests.

In addition, a no-fear mentality is most beneficial. When up against lawyers and law firms with limitless resources and experience, there is simply no time to delay the case from trial. Pressing the case to get to trial quickly, is oftentimes the only way to quickly and truly resolve the matter. That said, there are many statistics that say 95% or more of cases settle. While that may be, only with a skilled trial lawyer on your side can your case have a chance to resolve in your favor.

Other types of lawyers such as real estate transactional, bankruptcy or corporate attorneys may be very good at what they do. But they may not have the wherewithal or experience to handle a commercial litigation trial. A consumer would not go to a cardiologist to get his teeth fixed. If a client has made the huge decision to go forward with a lawsuit, he/she must have the right advocate to handle the process.

And preparation is everything. It is not only the trial lawyer’s own preparation of documents, order of testimony, arguments to the judge and others that is important. It is the preparation of the client for the stress of testifying that is crucial. There should be no surprises to either the sum or substance of what the client and the witnesses will testify. Comprehensive preparation is the key to a successful trial.

But there are always unknowns in litigation. The good trial attorney is able to handle whatever is thrown at him. Sometimes battles are not always won, but it is the war that is most important.

This Firm has handled numerous trials over a combined six (6) decades of experience. From a fraud case against a real estate, mortgage agent and lawyer, to cases against and in defense of construction contractors, to intricate commercial litigations that are document intensive, the Firm has handled a wide range of cases, and gained a wide range of experience and skill.

Attorneys Unger and Benjamin put those decades of trial courtroom experience behind every case, small and large, and on behalf of individual consumer clients as well as business owners.

Client Reviews
I highly recommend this law firm. Attorneys Unger and Benjamin battled a real estate scammer who defrauded me out of substantial money. They were able to get a good result for me after the defendants put up numerous obstacles and delays over 18 months. And they were honest with me regarding their upfront and contingency fees. Definitely hire this firm if you are a victim of fraud or breach of contract. Rebekah W.
Over the years I have had dealings with many of attorneys and I can honestly say that Mr. Benjamin is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. He's conscientious, and takes care of your case as if his own interests were at stake. He's professional, always answered my calls and takes the time to discuss the best course to take. Everything was done timely and efficiently. I couldn't be happier with the result. I wish they were all like him. The best decision I made was to use him for all my legal needs. Nancy O.
Attorney Benjamin is an excellent attorney. He battled a finance company for me for nine years, defeating multiple motions that were thrown at him over the years. He is an honest, compassionate and trustworthy attorney, and was an aggressive advocate for me for a long time. After so many years, he finally got a great result in August, 2015 after defeating still another motion by the lender. I highly recommend Attorney Benjamin. Daniel O.
We hired this Firm on July 20, 2018 to sue a company for fraud. While the case took longer than we wanted, the lawyers battled for 1 year with this nationwide real estate company to expose the scam they inflicted on us. In order to get to settlement, our lawyer Jeffrey Benjamin cut the Firm's fee in order that we could put more money in our pocket and settle. The lawyers here are honest and bent over backwards to make us happy and settle, and not drag out the case for years. We are so happy we went with this Firm. Thank you. K.J.