In the Portland Business Journal’s special report on law firms, published January 30, 2015, Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth partner Kevin Clonts was among a handful of respected Oregon attorneys asked to weigh in on the state of the profession.
In addition to surveying the attorneys about which areas of practice are on the upswing, the Portland Business Journal hit on the issue of hiring outside counsel. In response to the question, “What should a business consider before selecting an attorney?,” Kevin suggested that businesses would be well-served by determining whether the attorneys they are considering have sufficient experience with litigating contract disputes.
“Too often, we see contracts drafted by lawyers who have little idea how judges apply those contracts,” said Kevin. “And, you don’t want a ‘yes man’ or ‘yes woman.’ Though getting to ‘yes’ is what it takes to succeed, a good attorney will reel you in, if need be.”
To view the full report, visit the Portland Business Journal’s website.