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When You are Seeking the Services of a Good Lawyer

By Burg Simpson
March 21, 2022
5 min read

When You are Seeking the Services of a Good Lawyer.  

What is a Good Lawyer? 

When individuals and companies seek to obtain the services of a good lawyer, they are looking for guidance, counsel, and protection. While good lawyers comprise a broad range of important qualities, essentially, good lawyers are committed to three primary objectives:

  1. Good lawyers have a passion for excellence in their area of law. 
  2. Good lawyers seek to understand their clients’ needs.
  3. Good lawyers are dedicated to advocacy and achieving the best possible outcome for their clients. 

Key Characteristics of a Good Lawyer

  • Having Passion 

Good lawyers have a passion for the law and achieving excellence in their practice area. They are also passionate about being the best possible advocate for their client.

  • Being Compassionate 

Compassion comes from a Latin term that means “co-suffering.” In law, compassion is expressed as an action. It aims to alleviate the problems of another party and involves elements that include empathy, care, and advocacy. Good lawyers have compassion for their client’s unfortunate circumstances and, as a result, deliver the highest standard of care. 

  • Communicating Effectively

The practice of law is an endeavor that requires ongoing communication with clients, opposing parties, other attorneys, legal professionals, and the courts. A good lawyer must be able to communicate in a manner that is clear, concise, and persuasive. They will convey their thoughts and ideas across various venues and must communicate effectively through formal legal writing, informal emails, telephone conversations, group discussions, and in private interactions. In many ways, effective communication is the very foundation of the legal profession.

  • Active Listening

Lawyers must be willing to listen to their clients to understand and address the client’s priorities and objectives. Good lawyers seek to garner relevant information, analyze data, and create a strategic action plan. Lawyers who listen to their clients, opposing counsel, witnesses, and the court know that active listening can be the difference between winning and losing.

  • Possessing a Thorough Knowledge of the Law

Good lawyers seek to master their legal practice area, and their competence comprises factors that include their training and experience. Good lawyers possess strong analytical skills and will employ the requisite knowledge and abilities to excel in their field of practice. To maintain their proficiency, good lawyers will keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice and engage in continuing study and legal education.

  • Applying Creativity

Good lawyers include creativity as an essential component of their arsenal. Each case is unique and will have a different set of goals and concerns. In some cases, it will take more than experience to devise a strategy that will achieve the best possible outcome. Good lawyers employ innovation, fresh ideas, and creative thinking as a part of their legal acumen when seeking to outmaneuver the opposing party and secure a positive result for the client. A good lawyer will approach each case with an open mind and strive to employ creative solutions to resolve complex problems.

  • Preparing to Win

The importance of trial preparation cannot be overstated. A good lawyer’s competent handling of a particular legal matter will depend on inquiry, analysis, and meticulous preparation. Trial lawyers gain control of the courtroom by knowing the facts and understanding every aspect of the case. Only when a lawyer has thoroughly prepared for trial can they project the self-assurance necessary to gain the trust and confidence of the judge and jury. Preparedness is how good lawyers deliver excellence and the results their clients deserve.

Burg Simpson: “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. ®”

Burg Simpson’s founding shareholder, Michael S. Burg, established the firm in 1976. Since then, he has spent his legal career championing the rights of the underdog, fighting for consumers, and epitomizing the mission of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, which is to be “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.” 

Admired for his integrity and respected for his dedication to justice, Michael Burg now leads a team of almost 70 trial attorneys who comprise one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms. Burg Simpson has a longstanding and nationwide reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our award-winning lawyers have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face and defeat formidable adversaries, including big insurance companies, corporations, pharma, and banks. Burg Simpson’s award-winning trial attorneys have been consistently recognized for excellence by their peers. They have received awards from organizations that include Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, and Legal 500. 

Burg Simpson’s motto is, “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.” It’s not just a slogan; it’s who we are. 

About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has invested in the talent, technology, and innovation necessary to provide our clients with the exceptional service and value they deserve. As a result, our attorneys have secured more than $2.7 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort, and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.

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Our motto is, “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.” It’s not just a slogan; it’s who we are. 






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