Lexington Partners Share Insight on Choosing the Right Legal Representation

March 20, 2024Quotes & Mentions
The Lane Report

In its March 2024 edition, The Lane Report included thoughts from Lexington office managing partner Grahmn Morgan and Corporate partner Ellen Arvin Kennedy about what businesses should look for when selecting legal representation.  The biggest takeaway? Find a legal partner who understands the business as well as clients do.

An excerpt is below.

Grahmn N. Morgan, Lexington office managing partner for Cincinnati-based Dinsmore, echoed the efficiency theme in business-related practice.

“With more than 120 attorneys in our Kentucky offices and 750-plus across the country, Dinsmore has a wide reach and can assure our clients the attorneys working on their cases have the right legal and industry experience to resolve their matter as efficiently as possible,” Morgan said.

Morgan recommends clients confirm attorneys working on their matter have the legal and industry skill required to address their issues. The knowledge and work to litigate a contract dispute, acquire or sell corporate assets, or negotiate a deal can vary greatly depending on whether the client is an individual, large corporation, farm or hospital.

“Seek out attorneys who ‘speak your language’ and understand the nature of your business, not just how to answer a complaint or fill out a form,” he said.

Communication is key

Ellen A. Kennedy, a bankruptcy, corporate and equine partner attorney with Dinsmore, said data security has become a big priority for clients because legal relationships often include very sensitive personal and business information.

Dinsmore is constantly upgrading and monitoring its systems to ensure all the data it manages is protected, she said. Clients are increasingly interested in real-time access to information on their cases and Dinsmore offers a number of platforms in which clients can access case-related documents whenever they like.

“At the beginning of an engagement, we ask a lot of questions about how our clients prefer to get information and how often they want to receive updates on our work,” Kennedy said, noting that good communication is perhaps the most essential skill in creating effective legal relationships.

You can read the full article here.