Commitment to me is making sure at the end of the day, the client is satisfied. I can't tell you how many times I have heard a story where an injured party complains that they went to a lawyer who settled their case and when all was said and done, the lawyer got paid, the doctor got paid, the experts got paid and there was only a very little left over for the injured party. Many times it seems like the lawyers are only out for themselves
One thing that I love about my job is that I don't get paid unless you get you compensation. It is very satisfying that when I make money, I know that is only because I have taken care of my clients. Too many times I have seen situations where the lawyer stops working as soon as the case is settled. They don't put client's "bottom line" on top, as they should.
Too many times I have seen lawyers wasting their client's money on useless or frivolous things during the lawsuit, only to take it out of the client's money in the end. I once learned of a case where a seriously injured party's lawyer settled the case for $1,000,000. The attorney took all of his costs, took his entire fee, paid the doctor and then gave the client what was left: $57,000.00. (By the way, I sued that lawyer on behalf of that client)
That would never happen at my law firm. I will never settle a case that is better for the insurance company or the Doctor or the lawyer than it is for the client. You will NEVER be asked for your authority to settle your case unless you know precisely what you are going to put in the bank (the bottom line). I work like mad after the case is settled (and lots of times before) to negotiate doctor's bills or insurance liens. That benefits the client's "bottom line" and that is the ONLY thing I care about. Nothing else matters to me.
I also always make sure that my clients are protected. There are many things that have to be done during a lawsuit to protect the
client from insurance companies and creditors and others who wait in the shadows until the clients get money and then pop up.
I make sure that does not happen to my clients.