Making the Case for Settlement Counsel in the World of Litigation
There is a relatively new player in the world of litigation and dispute resolution — the lawyer who is retained for the sole purpose of getting the claim settled. By definition, “Settlement Counsel” is not the litigator and is not the mediator. Rather, he or she is a lawyer hired by one of the parties and charged with the responsibility of getting the case resolved at the earliest opportunity, often before litigation breaks out.
Read Jack Montgomery’s Maine Lawyers Review article “The Case for Settlement Counsel.”