Why and how do you win cases?
Dallas, TX trial attorney Warren Burns talks about his specific methods in pursuing a case and the amount of effort and planning that goes into making sure it achieves success.
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Daniel Charest: I think our strength is that when we sit down with a set of facts in front of us, just, a client comes in and pours out the details of, “Here’s what I think happened to me.” With an honest client that has access to information the best that you can, you can draw from that interview the information you need to determine what the core issues in the case are going to be. And you could probably think of a dozen different causes of action you might have. but you’re sure going to see one or two that are very solid or the most legitimate ones. And our focus is on getting from the first interview to win a trial.
Warren Burns: We are not a firm that litigates cases. We are a trial firm. that’s our focus. Now, ultimately, if you go in with that focus, then you often are able to resolve cases short of trial. But, it’s that singular focus that sets us apart and allows us to achieve great success on behalf of our clients. It informs practically everything we do in litigation. From our approach to discovery and really focusing on what’s needed for the case, not what all we can get, our approach to depositions, where we are not out on what the defendants like to call a fishing expedition.
Daniel Charest: You lose credibility. You waste time. And you lose focus if you do all these ancillary things. So, for me, it’s about focus. But, the way that you know what it is and what to focus on is through your experience and through your intelligence, frankly. Being able to understand what the law is. You don’t know what the law is every time. So, learning what the law is, learning the facts, and then applying that, making a plan, and executing the plan.
Warren Burns: If you go into a case with that mindset, it’s going to set you apart from the other side. It’s going to benefit your clients. It’s going to get you to a better position when you actually walk in the courtroom doors. But even if you don’t make it that far, you’re going to be in a far better position when you’re sitting around a mediation table and trying to work through the dispute short of a trial. So, that is what really sets us apart. It’s what really helps us win. It’s what – it’s really why we win our cases.