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February 11, 2021 32 min
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 the lesson of why it’s important that you hire a lawyer who is an experienced negotiator.

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 the best litigator is a skilled negotiator.
The reality is most cases do not go to trial within one week after the case is filed like on television. Taking a case from date of file to trial can be long drive down litigation lane, which is why a vast majority of them settle long before trial. Having a lawyer who is an adept, savvy, and strategic negotiator can make all the difference for the outcome in your case.

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
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