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Defining a Successful Attorney-Client Relationship

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2012 | Chicago, Civil Lawsuits, Civil Lawsuits |

What is defined as a successful relationship between an attorney and their client? It’s clear that ultimately your goal in hiring an attorney is to win your case. So it may seem that your best bet is to seek out a “win at all costs” attorney, who promises to do anything and everything to win your case. But unfortunately, complaints are legion from clients of such lawyers, who not only often failed to achieve the results their client are promised or satisfied with, but who also made life miserable in the process. A winning conclusion to your case is vital, but it is only part of what makes it successful. So what, then, is considered a successful attorney-client relationship?

Minimized worry

People don’t seek out an attorney for simple life issues. They seek out legal counsel when times are tough, hope is dwindling and help feels far away. An attorney often meets a client going through one of the hardest moments of their live – during emotional and/or physical pain, when their livelihood is lost or threatened, their ability to have a normal life turned upside down, and even after the loss of loved ones. By the time they have contacted an attorney, they are not just looking for someone who can obtain the justice they need, but ultimately who can remove some of that burden from their shoulders. The last thing they need is an attorney who sees them as a case rather than a person. When that happens, too often clients end up feeling like they have lost even more control and that once again no one is listening. The Law Offices of Millon and Peskin has guided many clients through such difficult times with compassion and a dedication to making the legal process as easy for the client as possible.

Maximized trust

Trust is the foundation of every healthy relationship. Attempting to establish a partnership, whether personal or business, with someone you don’t trust entirely is like trying to feed a wild animal. Things may go well for a while, but you always know someday your hand is going to be bitten. Hiring an attorney you aren’t completely certain you can trust is simply a risk not worth taking. Whether it’s little things, promises they don’t keep, blaming others when something is done incorrectly, or big things such as violating standards and laws, the bottom line is it is the client who ends up hurt. Such an attorney will always choose their own best interest over their client’s. At Millon and Peskin, the attorney-client relationship is based upon mutual respect and trust. Their goal is for you to feel comfortable resuming your normal life, confident that Millon and Peskin are working to achieve your goals.

Winning Cases

And as originally stated, you want an attorney who can win your case. But you want one who can do so while still maintaining a good rapport with their client. Few people who contact a workers compensation attorney Illinois would choose that their situation has come to that point. They want to win the rights and benefits they deserve, but they want it to be as painless an experience as possible. Luckily, you never have to choose one experience over the other – you can have an attorney with a proven success rate who also knows how to build healthy attorney-client relationships. Millon and Peskin attributes their track-record of winning cases to the belief that a case is only truly successful if a client feels good about their experience with the firm.

About the Author: Brooke Haley is a Marketing Associate at Millon & Peskin, Chicago workers compensation attorney that practice in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury. Millon & Peskin is a General Civil Litigation Practice with the goal of representing the interests of injured workers, throughout all applicable Courts in the State of Illinois. For more information about Illinois workers compensation lawyer,please visit

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