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At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C., most cases don’t have to go to trial, but as trial lawyers we’re ready when they do.
“Trial preparation starts at our first meeting with each of our clients and continues until the case is resolved.”
At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C., we prepare every case as if it is going to trial. Statistically most cases settle, but our trial preparation approach ensures that we obtain the highest settlements for our clients. Defendants and their insurance companies pay the best settlements to lawyers that have demonstrated a willingness to do the hard work necessary to prepare a case for trial and try it.
When a case goes to trial there is no substitute for preparation. Trial preparation starts at our first meeting with each of our clients and continues until the case is resolved. We bring years of experience, knowledge, and success to every case but we know that is often not enough. That’s why we constantly push ourselves to bring the latest and best technology, research, and modes of presentation into every courtroom we enter.
We get better results because we are the most prepared. Our research methods include:
After the research phase, we begin intensely preparing for trial. Our steps in preparation include:
Finally we go into the courtroom, where technology and great visuals are the key to effectively presenting your case to a jury.