Design Management

Business Design + Service Design + Triple Bottom Line Balance Sheet

Staffing and Handling of Cases As part of our effort to provide the highest quality legal services in the most appropriate and efficient manner, we assign cases to our attorneys based on their level of expertise and experience. Moreover, each case is the responsibility of a "team" consisting of a partner, an associate, a legal assistant, and a secretary. Each member of the team is an integral part of keeping the client fully informed of the relevant developments on the case and providing the client with personalized legal representation tailored to the client’s particular case.We pride ourselves on having an excellent staff of administrators, legal assistants, and secretaries. Our legal assistants are very experienced and competent, and they are responsible for many tasks that are essential to the proper defense of a claim, such as document organization, drafting chronologies, preparing subpoenas, obtaining records, and locating witnesses, to name just a few. Our legal secretaries are extremely qualified, professional, and knowledgeable in our various fields of expertise. In addition to their excellent word processing skills, they are responsible for managing the attorneys’ calendars, organizing files, scheduling, and other tasks essential to the efficient and orderly management of the case.Attorneys perform all legal research, and the partner in charge of each case directly supervises all associate and legal assistant work.Defense strategy is derived not only from our experience and skill, but also from close consultation with the client. We welcome the active involvement of our clients in all phases of the litigation.In addition to the excellent support staff at Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman and Guekguezian LLP, we pride ourselves on our technological capabilities. Every person in the firm, including the lawyers and legal assistants, have the most up-to-date computer equipment and software, allowing each member of the team to provide the necessary word processing, document storage and retrieval, and data organizing services, as appropriate. Further, the firm has both internal and external e-mail, voice mail, internet access, and a scanner, allowing the firm to communicate with its clients in a variety of ways. The firm has the most up-to-date research capabilities, internet access for computerized research on any legal topic, thereby providing our clients with legal research in the most cost-efficient manner.Finally, the firm has a comprehensive cost recovery and billing system, allowing us to provide our clients with the most accurate and descriptive bills, itemizing every task performed, every person billing on the file, the amount of time billed for each task and at what cost, and the specific cost of each and every expenditure, such as delivery charges, copying costs, travel expenses, etc. The firm employs a billing administrator who is always available to our clients to answer any questions or address any concerns that may arise.