Janis Meyer and Jack Pierce Quoted in Law360 Article on Preparing Clients for Legal Bills

August 5, 2016

Janis M. Meyer and John (Jack) S. Pierce, partners in the Litigators for the Profession® practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, were quoted in the article "How To Best Prepare A Client For The Legal Bill" published by Law360 on August 2, 2016. 

The article discusses advice on preparing a client for their legal bill which includes giving your client the bottom line upfront. Ms. Meyer is quoted as saying, "To the extent that a lawyer is open and upfront about what the rates are, [and] what problems the lawyer foresees, the better off she will be later on, because the client can’t say 'you didn't tell me that". The article also discusses the importance of using all communication tools that are available. Mr. Pierce discusses the importance of utilizing communication stating "You don't have to make a phone call, you can send an email saying, ‘I'm going to take a deposition at noon, I anticipate it's going to be a lengthy. He's a senior vice president of your competitor."

Read the full article "How To Best Prepare A Client For The Legal Bill" on the Law360 website. Please note a subscription is required. 

Janis Meyer focuses her practice on professional responsibility, risk management and professional liability law, with particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Having served as the general counsel of a global firm, Ms. Meyer is familiar with a broad spectrum of professional liability, human resource, and other risk management issues arising in law firms. 

Jack Pierce has been a litigator for more than three decades. His national practice is broad and encompasses a wide variety of complex litigation, including defense of corporations and their officers and directors in cases involving complex financial claims, professional liability matters, prosecution of commercial misappropriation and fraud cases, anti-SLAPP suit matters, attorney fee disputes, insurance coverage matters, mass tort litigation and construction contract disputes. 

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.