During my tenure as Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel with the Claims group of Fidelity National, I employed your firm on multiple matters. Throughout the time we worked together, I was impressed by the effectiveness of your firm’s representation of the company in title defense litigation and the efficiency with which our needs were handled by your lawyers.
Litigation is inherently uncertain and title insurance defense may ass level of complexity to the mix. Your firm provided quick and accurate analyses of the complicated fact patterns of the cases you were handling and of the risks involved, providing us a solid basis for evaluating the probability of success and the setting of reasonable reserves.
Your firm provided a high quality representation that was also cost –effective. Because of the early “front loading” of factual investigation, both judicial and non-judicial, my colleagues and I were able to make informed decisions whether to litigate or settle. If we decided to seek settlement, the skill and experience of senior counsel at your firm and you yourself enabled us to negotiate an optimal settlement as quickly and effectively as conditions permitted. If we decided to litigate, Adam Leitman Bailey, PC’s command of motion practice and courtroom skills were excellent.
As claims counsel, I was particularly pleased by the immediate availability of you and your attorneys. Calls and emails were returned within a business day, either by the intended recipient or, if unavailable, by a colleague who made every effort to respond to the inquiry. You and your title litigation unit head were always available to resolve high-level issues. Your firm’s view that claims counsel and outside counsel were a team arriving at litigation decisions together was especially appreciated.
New York City is an expensive legal market and litigation is always expensive. Your firm made every effort consistent with a first class representation to hold down costs. Your bills were reasonable in the circumstance and often lower than I had expected.
I wish you continued success in your endeavors and I will give you my permission to share this letter with current and prospective clients.
Very truly yours,