Beware the Guarantee Gremlin
Lawyers are salespeople because we sell our expertise and our time. We do not sell guarantees and you should run away from any attorney who guarantees an outcome because no matter the facts of a case or the law you believe is in your favor, the only one who controls the outcome of your case is the judge and they sometimes don’t get it right. Ive seen judges make orders completely contrary to the law knowing full well the parties do not have the money or expertise to successfully appeal the decision. So guarantees from lawyers are a clear indication of a bad attorney. It is also unethical for attorneys to guarantee an outcome based upon our rules of professional conduct so don’t buy into the bull and beware the guarantee gremlin.