What Makes Us Different

What Makes Us Different? Although Silver & Van Essen is a small firm, we pride ourselves on handling complex litigation matters as well as, if not better than, the largest and best law firms in the country at a fraction of the cost.

Most of the time, the large law firms represent our opponents. While many of the lawyers in the large firms are excellent, there are also many who are just plain average. With high overhead and scores of young, inexperienced attorneys to train and keep busy, the large firms are forced to charge high rates.

At Silver & Van Essen, we have the experience and skill of the top trial attorneys at the big firms without the high overhead and without dozens of young associates to train and keep busy. As a result of these factors and our state-of-the-art technology, we are able to achieve superior results for our clients at a cost that is far less than what the large law firms charge.

Additionally, we are able to deliver exceptional results while containing costs by being extremely efficient. We believe that much of litigation - especially traditional discovery practice - is unfocused, unnecessary and wasteful. By focusing on what is important and necessary in order to prevail at trial, we are able to get through the pretrial phase of litigation quickly and efficiently. We concentrate on engaging only in discovery and motion practice that will help accomplish our objective of winning at trial. We thus avoid many of the wasteful, costly and dilatory pretrial tactics that have earned many law firms that distrust of their client and the courts.

Besides being cost-effective and efficient, we also are proud of the personal service we provide to each client. Unlike many firms, at Silver & Van Essen work is not passed down to lawyers that our clients have never met. At our firm, the attorney who takes the case is intimately involved in every aspect of the case from start to finish so that he is always aware of every detail relating to the case.

We have a proven track record of achieving the very best possible results for our clients in high-stakes litigation in a manner that is cost-effective and efficient. We love practicing law, we love going to battle for our clients and we love working with each other. This spirit, along with our creative energies, dedication to our clients and commitment to integrity, has enabled us to earn a reputation for providing exceptional services at a reasonable cost. Please contact us to discuss the results you want to achieve and the ways in which we can help.