In 2008, as BigLaw refugees with a vision, we started the alternative fee (r)evolution by creating Valorem Law Group. We were the only ones in the country to build a firm from the ground up with two specific goals for clients in mind: (1) provide complex litigation representation nationally using an alternative to the dreaded billable hour, while (2) providing unwavering client service. Even Wikipedia credits Valorem as one of the groundbreaking firms for AFAs (and no, we didn't post that ourselves). In 2016, we were named one of the 22 firms "Best at Delivering AFAs" -- listed among many BigLaw firms that have been around for more than a century. We are also routinely named to the BTI Consulting Client's A-Team.
We don't just bill differently, we draw on our experience of successfully handling hundreds of lawsuits using alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) to continuously improve our methods. Clients often come to us for Second Opinions to objectively evaluate an issue in a lawsuit or weigh in on the overall strategy for a matter being handled by others. We also consult with firms and companies about ways to best use and implement AFAs.
You should use us because you want business-savvy, results-driven lawyers who are different in ever way (except quality) than the same old, same old. You don't need to save money and get good results? Good to know there are still unicorns. For the rest of you: we provide budget certainty, put our own skin in the game by putting a portion of our fees at risk if we don't achieve the outcome you want, and we ooze client service. Welcome to Valorem. We've been waiting for you. Since 2008. Seriously.