- Kelly M.
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Personal Injury
Although the steady influx of cases is nice, I believe LegalMatch is innovative because it is one of the first references for background checking into law firms. How are clients supposed to know who is a good attorney and who is a bad one? Anyone can open up a yellow page ad. I have clients who come to me needing help, and I can't take the case because the client's previous attorney made essential mistakes. It's really disheartening. But LegalMatch provides a forum through which consumers can be assured they're getting a competent attorney.
I joined LegalMatch in 2004 and I already can cite two big cases that have made a difference in my firm. I litigated a case involving an electrical fire which resulted in a jury verdict for property damage over $250,000. I also litigated a brain injury case against two defense attorneys which produced a verdict for over $12 million. I know when it is wise to go to trial and when the client is better off negotiating a tough settlement. I give advice to the client as to how they should proceed and the reasons why, while leaving the client in control of the decisions as to how far to pursue a case.