While we still consider ourselves a start-up at heart (hard to shake that entreprenurial spirit), believe it or not, Valorem is now officially 11 years old! When we started the alternative fee (r)evolution in 2008, no one was talking about AFAs, let alone building a firm to provide clients with an alternative to the dreaded billable hour while providing unwavering client service. Did our vision come true? You decide, but in 2016, we were named one of the 22 law firms "Best at Delivering AFAs" along with many BigLaw firms that have been around for more than a century. And now we are evolving again with the creation of ElevateNext for our corporate working, keeping Valorem for our non-corporate client work.
Eleven years (and hundreds of cases) in, we've learned a thing or two -- and rest assured, we are continuously evolving. Now, not only do clients come to us to handle their litigation, but also to oversee their other firms or to select the firms (or AFA arrangements) that they will use for their matters. We also routinely provide Second Opinions for discrete issues, to evaluate a settlement offer or decision to appeal, or to weigh in on the overall strategy of a matter being handled by others. And our new passion -- joining an existing trial team to help try a case before a jury.
Why Valorem? Because you need unbundling-friendly, results-driven lawyers who are simply not the same old, same old. We give you budget certainty, we risk part of our fee to achieve the outcome you want, and we ooze client service. Are you really going to let another decade pass before you call us?