Why Did You Pass on My Case?

I have never been able to stand down and allow someone to mistreat another person. I need to go in and help. That’s the way it has always been with me. That’s why I left a high-paying job at a large corporate law firm to work with real people with real problems.

Because of how I’m wired, it pains me that I can’t help the majority of people who reach out to me.

The scope of my professional focus starts and ends with suing wrongdoers. I can only sue a wrongdoer if I can identify unlawful conduct. Unfortunately, just because something is morally wrong it doesn’t make it legally wrong. If I can’t identify a legal wrong, then I can’t recover money for you. My business model is to work my cases under contingent fee arrangements, which means I don’t get paid unless I recover money for you.

Please understand that pursuit of money isn’t what drives me to do this work. But this is how I earn a living and provide for my family, and I can’t earn a living or provide for my family unless I work cases where I recover money for my clients.

So if I pass on your case, it doesn’t mean I don’t think a wrongdoer caused you to suffer harm. It only means I don’t think I can win your case. And if I don’t think I can win your case, it’s not fair for either of us to work together.

Finally, if I pass on your case it doesn’t mean you don’t have one, and you should reach out to another lawyer immediately because you only have a limited amount of time to assert your rights. I can refer you to the Hennepin County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. That number is 612.752.6666. If free legal advice is what you need, I can refer you to the Hennepin County Legal Advice Clinics.


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