January 21, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

A recent article in a popular San Diego newspaper was written which talked about some criminal defense attorneys and their heavy, unmanageable caseload. There are some San Diego criminal defense lawyers whose caseloads get up to 300 and even 800 cases. At Wallin & Klarich, we do not think an attorney can work 300, much less 800, open cases at one time all by him or her self without providing less than desirable service to some clients. Would that lawyer be able to remember your case? Your name? Your face? With hundreds of other clients vying for attention, we doubt it.

When an attorney has such an unworkable caseload, the law of averages starts to come into play, to the detriment of some of the clients. Not every case can have a fantastic result. If every case had a fantastic result, then the results would, by definition, be average. The law of averages in fact means that some of those clients will get great results, most will get average results, and some will get poor results. The lawyer with an unmanageable caseload knows this, and thus will likely spend most of his/her time on the cases he thinks are more likely to get great results than average or poor results. This, of course, has a cyclical effect. Some clients give this very reason for hiring a private lawyer instead of just going with the Public Defender’s office.

The point? If you are considering hiring a San Diego or Southern California criminal defense lawyer, you will want to inquire as to how many cases your attorney will have. You want to make sure you are hiring your own personal lawyer, not the lawyer of 799 other people. You want your criminal defense lawyer to give personal attention to you and your case.

At Wallin & Klarich, we understand your concern, and more importantly, we agree with you. That is why, as one of the biggest criminal defense firms in southern California, we make sure each of our attorneys has a manageable caseload and has the time to dedicate to your case. When you hire Wallin & Klarich, you will have YOUR lawyer, not just SOME lawyer, working on your case.

Feel free to check us out more on our website at www.wklaw.com or call us at any time to discuss your legal issue, and to discuss how YOUR PERSONAL lawyer can help you on YOUR UNIQUE case.

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