The partners at Pollard | Bailey have both held 10+ year tenures at large, top-level plaintiff’s law firms. The business model at that firm, like most large firms, was that of a “mill” — It was simply about filing as many cases as possible, assign filed-cases to associates, and confront all problems a case might have during the litigation itself. This entire approach results in very poor representation to the client. We set out and formed Pollard | Bailey in 2010 to take a completely different approach.
We always provide our clients an honest assessment of their case, which is essential to ensuring the client’s best-interests are being served. The reality is that most cases do not go to trial, as a trial can pose very serious risks. In some cases, a client’s interests are best served by settling early, whereas in others they are best served by litigating to the eve of trial or by trying the case. Understanding the risks posed at each phase of a case is critical to maximizing client recovery.