Litigator vs. Letter Writer | Michael Hackard
I’m Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. I’ve practiced law for 45 years.
Our YouTube channel is our effort to share the many lessons gained over those years. One lesson that I learned long ago has to do with letter writing. Clients come to us to solve a problem.
For many years I handled pharmaceutical cases for those injured by prescription drugs. Now, the common problem that we handle is the abuse or disinheritance of an heir or beneficiary.
We meet with our client. It’s a call, a zoom meeting, or a sit down. We hear their story. A caregiver, sibling, or stranger has a part in a disinheritance. A will or trust was suspiciously changed.
A property was deviously transferred. The actions were covert. In a sense, under the cover of darkness. I’m sometimes asked: “Will you write a letter to the wrongdoer?” My answer: “No.”
We’re engaged in a civil litigation practice. For the most part, we don’t write a lot of letters. I don’t think that the local County Sheriff writes letters to burglars asking them to stop doing burglaries. That’s not what criminal law enforcement is about.
We’re not prosecutors. We’re civil advocates. We enforce civil laws. Civil defendants will have plenty of time to settle, make amends, or go to trial.
People who abuse the inheritance process are not swayed by letters from lawyers. If anything, it might look like weakness.
We can’t take every righteous case offered to us. Simple economics, time constraints, and the lapse of time are common concerns. We do speak with everyone who calls us.
If you want to talk about your case, call us at Hackard Law: 916-313-3030. We’re happy to hear from you.
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