Somewhere along the way, litigation became more about what the lawyers want to do and less about what the clients want to do.
Everyone knows a good lawyer joke, and references to unscrupulous lawyers pervade our popular culture. The common perception in America is that your lawyer is someone who will say whatever it takes to get your money. Their primary goal is to capitalize on your hardship to feed his or her own bank account. At best, we're a necessary evil.
So how did we get to this point? With a strict code of ethics binding our profession that dictates that the client's interest is paramount and we must obey and protect our client at all costs, how can it be that lawyers have become such a target of distrust and cynicism?
The truth about our profession is that all too often, the dominant force for some litigators is their own self-interest and not the best interests of the client. Unfortunately, the financial interests of lawyers are often in direct opposition to the best interests of their clients. These lawyers decide what is best for themselves and convince the client to agree with their plan under the guise of "playing hard ball" or "fighting for you." At the end, the client gets the short end of the stick and the lawyer moves on to the next case a little richer.
Muehlbauer Law Office was formed to try and reverse this trend. Whether it means looking at an early, reasonable settlement to maximize the net benefit to the client, making strategic decisions on cost/benefit during discovery, or simply just listening to the client, Muehlbauer Law Office strives to bring integrity and trust back to the attorney/client relationship. Your lawyer should be someone you can trust implicitly for guidance, confidentiality, and advocacy.
We're a law firm for people who hate lawyers. Let us change your mind.