I get a special thrill out of turning the tables on “hopeless” cases against a team of skilled opponents with vast resources that they believe will hand them an easy win. Resources are important, but so is a sharp mind, dedication, and a keen knowledge of the law. Bullies can be big, and they can be scary, especially if you don’t know what they’ve brought to the fight. But any bully can be brought down if you know his weakness. A cool head, determination and skill has helped me bring down some of the biggest bullies around.
On one recent occasion, I turned down a final offer for my client to pay the other side to settle a case. I took it to trial, and I won a six figure judgment in my client’s favor. That bully sure was mad, but we beat him every step of the way to the Louisiana Supreme Court and back. And in the end, he paid what he owed. It was a good reminder of what I have always believed: if you know the law and you are determined to put the time in to fight for your clients’ rights, nobody can beat you — no matter how big and bad the guy is on the other side.