Just kidding. This post has a singular purpose, which is to emphasize that quantity and quality are hard to put together. So, when you are hiring an attorney for your Florida wrongful death case, do not forget your math skills. For example, take the number of attorneys working in any given firm for whatever number of years (I know this would change but go with me on this hypothetical), then divide by the 20 thousand or 100 thousand Florida wrongful death clients they theoretically could have represented. That’s a lot of people. If attorneys are nothing else, they are human. They read and write and sleep and eat and socialize just like everyone else. So, how could any of them manage to handle however-many-thousands of clients in the span of one career? Do they just not sleep? Not see their families?
Of course they sleep and relax and socialize, just like the rest of the world. We are workaholics as a profession. That is true. But we are still human. So what gives?
I cannot speak for other attorneys and do not actually know whether they might effectively handle many thousands of cases or even whether any of them actually handle that number of cases. Maybe they have super-human skills, or exceptionally easy cases time after time, or maybe none of them actually handle that number of cases. But I can say two things for certain: (1) I am not the dullest knife in the drawer and (2) I cannot even fathom representing “thousands” in any kind of lawsuits–not even traffic tickets (okay, well maybe traffic tickets, but that’s not my practice area). Personally, I simply could not possibly focus on a high quantity of lawsuits and still do a good job. Lawsuits can be handled somewhere along the spectrum between two points, at least for me: (1) skimming the surface and doing the minimum; or (2) digging into the details of each case, carefully and repeatedly considering what you need to prove your case, during the months and, in potentially high value cases, possibly years when your Florida wrongful death case might be pending. The first approach makes me lose my mind, so I routinely opt for the second.
Which path do you want your attorney to take?