If you have already compared our website to that of other firms, you already know that we are different. Here’s how:
Expert in the Medicine. Experts in the Law. The focus of our practice is very narrow: medical malpractice. Even the appeals we take generally arise out of medical malpractice cases. Keeping our focus narrow allows us to truly be and stay experts in the law and experts in the medicine. Although we accept other types of cases to help victims of severe injuries have their best chance of success, we choose to keep our firm and our focus small.
Focusing on medical negligence allows us to hone our trial strategy and know what jurors want to hear in a medical malpractice trial. We are able to win medical malpractice cases in the toughest venues in Michigan, where other attorneys can’t.
We take a limited number of medical malpractice cases each year and intensely focus on those cases. This allows us to stay small and offer personalized representation to each of our clients. This personalized, individual attention allows us to determine the best strategy for each particular case.
Unlike larger firms, you know the attorneys who are working on your professional negligence case. When you retain Hoffer & Sheremet, you get Hoffer and you get Sheremet, as well a paralegal dedicated to your case.
You and your case are treated as individuals. You are never just a “matter number” to us. Instead, you have a one-on-one relationship with your attorneys.
We are also more accessible to our clients. Because we only maintain a few cases in litigation at a time, when you call us, we answer.
Hoffer & Sheremet attorneys are innovative. We look at each medical malpractice case from a fresh perspective while capitalizing on our expertise and experience. We create new legal arguments and theories when needed, but we also know what works.
We are leaders – not followers. We take an active role in changing and developing medical professional negligence law and procedure to benefit our clients. Through our appellate practice, we take cases to shape the law in medical malpractice.
At Hoffer & Sheremet, we are confident in our work. Because of that, we offer complete transparency to our clients. Our clients are continually updated about the status of their cases. They know what we are doing and why we are doing it. As you probably know if you visited our Learning Center, we seek to educate our clients and the general public – we don’t think the law should be a secret.
Our clients also know the costs that are being incurred on their case. This is important. Virtually all personal injury firms use the same fee structure – the attorney receives a 33.3% contingent fee award (don’t be fooled by all of those “no fee unless you win” ads. Those firms are not offering anything special. It is industry standard. Also, everyone offers a free consultation.), and the client is responsible for costs. In fact, under the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, an attorney may not pay the costs associated with litigation. Sometimes, the attorney advances costs, but at the end of the day, the attorney is reimbursed any costs advanced. See MRPC 1.8(e)(1). It is important for the client to know what costs are being incurred and why. Our clients are never kept in the dark.
At Hoffer & Sheremet, we collaborate as a team on every single case. Two heads are always better than one. Whether we are in our War Room prepping for trial or mapping out our an initial discovery plan, we take the time to analyze and strategize every step of the litigation as a team.
We set up our office space to encourage and enhance collaboration with all members of our team. Neither staff nor attorneys are closed off in offices. We have a large open work space, and there is always someone to bounce an idea off of.
We think the days of attorneys hiding in 10th floor offices surrounded by files that are shuttled in and out by their secretaries should be over. We embrace technology to the benefit of our clients. Our office is predominantly paperless. Your private and confidential information is securely stored on our servers.
Our technology also allows us to keep costs down so at the end of the day, you are able to keep more of your settlement or judgment. (See our explanation of cost responsibility above.) Did you know that at other firms, you will be charged for photocopies of your medical records that will be mailed to experts as well as the postage fee that can add up to thousands of dollars? Not at Hoffer & Sheremet. Because we maintain your records electronically, we share them with your expert witnesses over a secure connection. No photocopies; no mailing. And this is just one example.
If you have suffered a serious physical or financial injury, and you want the high quality, personalized, state of the art, legal representation that our team offers, then contact us today for a review of your case. We can be reached at 616.278.0888, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by completing our Free Consultation Form.
Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC, is a medical malpractice law firm based in Grand Rapids and accepting cases throughout Michigan..
This site is informational only. It does not provide legal advice for your matter. Hoffer & Sheremet only begins an attorney-client relationship with the signing of an engagement letter.