The great attorneys know that preparation above all else is how to put the client in the best position to achieve a favorable result. This firm uses preparation, hard work, and an aggressive style of practice to get the results our clients demand and deserve. True preparation is not a skill that can be learned; rather, it is an inherent quality possessed by few, but envied by many.
You deserve direct and frequent communication with your attorneys, not staff. As attorneys’ practices grow, the usual reaction is to hire more staff. The problem with this approach is that attorneys get isolated from clients and spend most of their time managing the staff (at the client’s expense). We’ve now structured our office so that you will be dealing with an attorney, not an employee of the attorney.
Fearless Use of the Court System
Many attorneys fail to use the court system to their client’s advantage. Many will shy away from a court hearing, and try to convince their clients to settle. In reality, a better outcome is likely found in court, or a better settlement can be achieved before a hearing due to the other side’s fear of the courtroom. The reason for this is that court is stressful for attorneys and clients, difficult to predict, and may expose the lesser attorney’s limitations. Attorneys hate to lose, but we love to win.
The Truth, Even When it Hurts
Most other attorneys, like everyone, tend to tell people what they want to hear. This is especially true at the beginning of the representation, before the hard work starts. We don’t think this is helpful to clients, and in fact, we are sure this approach harms a client’s case. We are not shy about telling our clients what we think they need to do, whether they want to hear it or not. Of course, what to do is up to our clients, but they never lack for strong, helpful guidance. Bottom line: you will get the truth – good, bad, or ugly – from us at all times, because that is what you will need to survive this process.
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Learn More About John DeGirolamo
“If you are a guy going into a divorce or family law case, you need to hire me. Period.”
Attorney John DeGirolamo is a trial attorney with experience handling high-profile cases. The focus of his practice is in the areas of Family and Divorce Law for Men, and general litigation.
For 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, Attorney John DeGirolamo was selected by The National Trial Lawyers of America as a Top 40 under 40 in Florida! According to the National Trial Lawyers of America, “membership into the Top 40 under 40 association is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trial lawyer.”
In January, 2016, Attorney John DeGirolamo released his first book! Plea For Mercy: The Anatomy of The Federal Plea is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as other on-line stores. John DeGirolamo takes the reader through the most difficult and challenging process of litigating a federal criminal case: The Plea Bargaining Process and The Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Pick up your copy of Plea For Mercy today!