From the 2008 article on GerryRiskin.com
As Nicole Nehama Auerbach joins Valorem, she says:
“I saw Valorem as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really make a difference in the way litigation is handled... I was captivated by the firm’s commitment to provide real value to business clients, and, in particular, its emphasis on alternative fees. Alternative fees are more important than ever to clients as the economy fluctuates and rates continue their upward march. Traditional law firms have been slow to recognize the need to satisfy their clients’ economic concerns."
Valorem Law Group represents a head on assault on the billable hour. Here's an excerpt from their new web site:
The top ten list…
They even have the audacity to say this:
We provide value or you adjust the bill.
I recommend a thorough tour of their web site.
My Opinion: Don't bet against these people - they are proven champions as individuals and together they are going to disturb the peace of the billable hour. I say BRAVO!! The leader is Patrick Lamb (center in photo above) - learn even more at his famous blog: In Search of Client Service