Courtroom Confidential’s “The Right Stuff Series” is a 5-part series dedicated to helping you to find the lawyer with the right stuff for your case by examining 5 of the most important characteristics of a great lawyer! Co-hosted by Daniel Crespo and Michael D’Andrea, litigation partners at the premier law firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, in this episode you learn why and how ‘honesty is the best litigator’. This series is proudly sponsored by Pete Fowler Construction.
Daniel and Michael are the hiring partners in the Los Angeles office and the qualities that they recommend clients look for when researching lawyers are the same skills they look for when interviewing new applicants. Through their cautionary tales you will learn why you want a lawyer who is honest and possesses strong interpersonal skills. The lawyer-client relationship is based on trust. Trust starts with honesty and begins by setting realistic expectations and being straightforward about the merits of a case from the start. In addition, hiring a lawyer with strong interpersonal skills can make all the difference for the success of your case since the lawyer has interact with the client, the court, opposing parties, and third parties. .
Daniel and Michael are the hiring partners in the Los Angeles office and the qualities that they recommend clients look for when researching lawyers are the same skills they look for when interviewing new applicants. Through their cautionary tales you will learn why you want a lawyer who is prepared to ‘go to mattresses for you’ and can do it while maintaining respect for others and themselves. At the end of the day, integrity is at its core, the most important quality of a good lawyer.
About the Partners: Daniel A. Crespo is a partner with Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP in its Los Angeles office, directing his focus is on complex civil litigation matters including personal injury cases, habitability cases, construction defect cases, as well as business litigation.
Michael D’Andrea is a partner based in the Los Angeles office of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. He is a litigator and trial attorney. His focus is in personal injury litigation, consumer product litigation, commercial product litigation, premises liability matters, environmental matters and toxic tort litigation. He was also recently named as a Rising Star via Super Lawyer Magazine in 2021.
This series is proudly brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers negotiate from a place of strength by understanding technical building and cost issues. To learn more, visit PeteFowler.com.