“We Win, They Lose.” | Estate Litigation
Ronald Reagan, when asked about his strategy against the Soviet Union in the Cold War answered simply: “We win, they lose.”
The simplicity of this strategy struck the talking heads of the time as unsophisticated – even childish. Looking back at its brilliance, we see how it set a tone – a focal point – a direction for all to follow. The same simple principle holds true for litigation in estate & trust matters.
Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” When it comes to estate, trust and probate litigation, attitude does make a big difference. Over my forty years of practice, I’ve seen lawyers who consistently expected to win – and their work, perseverance and creativity allowed them to win more often than not.
At Hackard Law we apply the “We Win, They Lose” strategy. This doesn’t mean that we always win 365 days a year, or that our attitude alone will save the day. It does mean that we expect to win – we expect that our enthusiasm, energy and experience will translate into a positive outcome. Our commitment to excellence shows.
We do not view ourselves as professors of the law who take only a dispassionate interest in the outcome of a case. We care about our clients, and we’re here to fight for our clients and protect them. No one hires us to be a law professor.
Charles R. Swindoll, the Chancellor of the Dallas Theological Seminary, says this about the importance of mindset:
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.”
At Hackard Law, our mindset is that we are hired to fight and win. Now as a practical matter, not all cases are won outright, and winning ultimately might mean an advantageous settlement. That said, whether in estate, trust or probate litigation, we enter our clients’ cases as advocates – standing tall for our clients and the justice of their cases.
If you’re facing tough estate litigation, don’t hesitate to call us. Protecting clients is our top priority. You can reach us at 916-313-3030.
Attorney Michael Hackard
Michael Hackard is a top rated “AV” for over 20 years (“AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”). Avvo also ranks him with their highest rating – “ 10.0 Rating – ‘Superb.’” Michael is also a “SuperLawyer” – an honor reserved for no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. [ Attorney Bio ]
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