Our Pittsburgh commercial and consumer litigation lawyers represent individuals and businesses in Commercial and Consumer Protection Cases in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
Based in Pittsburgh, we represent plaintiffs, both individuals and companies, in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, who have been significantly harmed by the illegal conduct of companies. We litigate, in state and federal courts, primarily in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, lawsuits for breach of contract, antitrust law violations, business torts (such as tortious interference with contract), insurance coverage and bad faith, and fraudulent and unfair trade practices (including claims under state unfair and deceptive trade practices and consumer protection laws).
We are known as relentless and tenacious judgment collection attorneys.
Clients may be particularly interested in G&O’s willingness to forego the traditional dollars times hours fee structure — the billable hour — and instead handle significant (meaning several hundred thousand dollars up to several million dollars) cases on a contingent fee. Contingent fees perfectly align the interests of the client and the law firm. With a contingent fee, we share the risks of litigation with our clients, because our firm does not earn a fee unless and until there is a settlement or judgment in our client’s favor.
If we agree to take a case on a contingent fee, this generally means that our law firm advances the costs for the lawsuit, including the fees of experts and consultants. Thus, a client will not owe us a fee unless and until there is a settlement or judgment in the client’s favor. When we handle a case on a contingent fee basis, and when/if there is a settlement or judgment in our client’s favor, the client would then owe us the agreed-to fee and any case expenses (such as court reporter charges, expert witness fees, court costs, etc.) which the client had previously agreed in writing were also its responsibility.
We will also consider blended hourly/contingent fee arrangements and reduced hourly fees in exchange for defined success bonuses.
We believe individuals and corporate clients, from small and mid-sized businesses to multinationals, should see value from their outlays for legal services, and reward results, not just efforts.
For clients with an existing counsel relationship, we are accustomed to collaborating with your current in-house or outside legal team to achieve the results you seek.