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Contingent Fee Commercial Litigation
Having earned an early reputation as a top-flight, go-to trial law firm for individuals injured through corporate malfeasance, the Simmons Law Firm’s expansion into high-stakes commercial litigation was a natural one. The firm has for years achieved and maintained great success representing personal injury plaintiffs against corporate wrongdoers. Firm partner Derek Brandt joined Simmons in 2004 and the firm embarked on expanding this success into commercial litigation.
To be sure, many firms handle commercial litigation. But that’s where the similarity between the Simmons Law Firm and the nation’s more traditional, “white shoe” law firms ends.
At the Simmons Law Firm, we have a mature depth of experience, success, and comfort in representing clients on a contingent fee basis. We leverage this experience, success and comfort into our commercial litigation practice – meaning that we are available to take on complex plaintiff’s side commercial litigation matters on a contingent fee basis. This means that we take on risk with our clients.
Most law firms won’t take this approach. The traditional law firm model eschews risk and accepts client engagements only at ever-increasing hourly billing rates. The Simmons Firm is different.
We believe success in any business or endeavor is based on establishing partnerships – and that’s where our approach to commercial and business litigation begins. We understand that injured businesses and individuals may not be in a position to pay traditional hourly lawyer rates.
We also understand that many of these same businesses and individuals have meritorious claims to pursue. Absent an attorney fee arrangement that works for both the lawyers and the clients, those meritorious claims often go unpursued in the court system.
One recent success story involved the firm’s contingent fee representation of a small publicly-traded company against its dominant competitor in the markets for certain medical devices. The lawsuit involved allegations ranging from antitrust monopolization to predatory pricing to unlawful business disparagement. In the end, the Simmons Law Firm’s client inked a combination business deal and lawsuit settlement under which it received tens of millions of dollars.
The client's general counsel chose the Simmons Law Firm because he needed to find experienced counsel willing to work with his company.
"To pursue this litigation we needed to find a very capable counsel willing to become our partners. By hiring the Simmons Law Firm and Hanly Conroy on a contingent fee basis, we were able to purse a very complex commercial litigation matter with lawyers who were committed to achieving a favorable result for us."
- Peter Rasche, General Counsel, Synergetics USA, Inc.
Our contingency-based approach offers individuals and businesses more flexibility than traditional hourly billing models allow. Attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses can be overwhelming. We have the resources and the expertise to work together with you to develop the billing arrangement that makes the most sense for you. This helps smaller businesses to preserve resources while simultaneously asserting their rights. In addition, it helps align our clients' interests with our own counsel: we don’t get paid unless our clients win. Our clients know that we have no incentive to draw out a litigation and no reason to bill you for menial tasks. We have mutual interests, and we share risks. We work together.
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