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Problem Client Type “B”

          The second type of ultimately doomed client relationship is when a client in a matter that is really all about money [business transactions, non-injury personal transactions, loss wage actions and the like] want revenge. This second brand of imperfect client is in fact doomed because ultimately revenge will give way and they will be left with attorney’s fees which do not provide a financial return on investment. In short, the client who was shorted by someone in money, will wind up short yet again on attorneys fees. This assumes that the case is not taken on a contingency fee matter, which I don’t typically recommend when clients seek revenge. And all too often the pent up revenge gets turned on the lawyer who becomes a whipping boy for the clients frustrations. And besides, juries and judges award damages, not retaliation.

Comments

Yeoman

You get this kind on an hourly basis also. They claim they want justice, but they really want you to beat up on an opponent.

GAL

The client that wants revenge almost always turns out to be a problem. after paying by the hour for a while, they lose their desire to punish. Unfortunately, they then realize they went further into the hole and are now mad at you (who failed to draw real blood).

Yeoman

Quite right. After they fail to obtain revenge via the lawyer, or have to start paying for it, they turn on their lawyer.

Juno888

Unfortunately, they then realize they went further into the hole and are now mad at you (who failed to draw real blood).

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