Selecting a law firm is an important decision for any business or organization. When you choose an attorney, you are establishing a relationship with a trusted advisor that will help you make informed decisions which are critically important for your business or organization. The attorney will do this by providing you with the tools you need to manage certain risks and understand the laws that affect your business or organization. Thus, it is vital to the foundation of the attorney-client relationship that the client have confidence both:
- In the capabilities and expertise of the attorney selected; and
- That the attorney selected is firmly dedicated to protecting and advancing the client’s interests and objectives
In addition, clients want to be (and should be) valued and made to feel that their issue, large or small, is vitally important and that their attorney treats every matter as such. In other words, clients do not want to be treated as a commodity or given less attention than another client perceived by the lawyer as being “more valuable.” Further, legal fees can add up and, therefore, clients want to feel that they have received exceptional value for the professional services they are paying for.
The “Miller Legal Group, P.C. Difference”
At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we are passionately committed to helping our clients achieve employment law compliance, identify potential areas of risk and implement preventive best practices to minimize the risk of employment-related disputes. Likewise, we are committed to delivering exceptional value to each of our clients. To achieve these objectives, we take an individualized approach with each of our clients and seek to forge strong, collaborative and long-lasting partnerships that are built on trust, effective communication and exceptional service and value.
In short, we believe that our employment law experience, focus on compliance and prevention, individualized and personal approach, and high-value alternative fee options yield greater efficiencies and value for our clients and that this, in turn, enables us to forge effective, long-term relationships with them. We call this approach to the practice of law: “Miller Legal Group, P.C. Difference.”
We Practice Exclusively in the Area of Employment Law and Human Resource Issues
Miller Legal Group, P.C. understands that dealing with employee issues is often one of the least favorite aspects of running a business for employers. Miller Legal Group, P.C. recognizes that employers would instead prefer to be spending their time, efforts and money on running their businesses – activities which will enable them to generate revenue and successfully grow their businesses.
Faced with these realities, California employers want practical, solution-based and cost-effective legal counsel from attorneys with an expertise in handling human resources and employment law matters. While other law firms try to wear many hats and claim they are experts in a variety of different practice areas, at Miller Legal Group, P.C., we believe that the best results are achieved when you limit your focus to that which you do best. Accordingly, at Miller Legal Group, P.C., we practice exclusively in the areas of employment law and human resource issues representing the interests of California employers and management. We work closely with our clients – large and small:
- To understand our clients’ businesses and how they operate;
- To understand our clients’ goals; and
- To understand the challenges that our clients face.
This, in turn, enables us to better advise our clients and provide them with more effective legal representation in accordance with their individualized needs and objectives.
Stefan R. Miller, a California employment lawyer with nearly 19 years of experience, founded Miller Legal Group, P.C. primarily to help small and medium-sized businesses achieve compliance and develop and implement preventive strategies to minimize their risk of liability for employment-related claims. To learn more about who we are, click here.
We Take an Individualized Approach and Provide Effective HR Solutions
At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we recognize that every client has a unique set of circumstances and objectives and, therefore, a “one-size fits all” approach is unworkable when it comes to providing quality legal services. Consequently, we take an individualized approach which is best suited to each of our clients’ circumstances and objectives. In addition, we pride ourselves in our ability to think “outside the box” to provide creative, practical and strategically sound solutions which best meet the needs and objectives of our clients.
We Forge Strong, Collaborative Partnerships with Our Clients To Achieve Sustained Compliance and Minimize Disputes
At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we also strive to get to know our clients from the outset. We take the time to learn about our clients’ business, operations, challenges and future goals. We also explore with our clients their needs, goals and objectives as it relates to employment law compliance, human resource matters and preventive best practices. At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we are passionate about our clients’ success and about providing exceptional service and value in the hopes of contributing to that success. Where possible and appropriate, we also strive to be a valued business partner by suggesting or recommending resources beyond our specific areas of practice.
By making a demonstrated and sustained commitment to minimizing employment-related disputes, delivering excellence and value, and contributing to our clients’ continuing success, we endeavor to inspire our clients to be a truly collaborative and long-term partner. In so doing, Miller Legal Group, P.C. enables clients to more effectively meet their compliance obligations, to put more effective management systems in place and to build stronger defenses that will enable them to avoid, or at least minimize, legal troubles. In fact, it is the clients who are equally committed to achieving these objectives over the long term who are best served by Miller Legal Group, P.C. and who, in turn, will obtain the most value from our services. (See below.)
We Give Our Clients Personalized Attention
At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we recognize that the attorney-client relationship, like any other successful long-term relationship, functions best when a client receives personalized attention which, in turn, facilitates more effective communication. Other law firms – after the initial client meeting – push most work off to less experienced attorneys who are often learning on the client’s “dime” or assign multiple lawyers to handle your issues which leads to decreased efficiencies and overbilling.
At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we understand the importance of being able to work directly with the actual attorneys considered by you – the client – to be the trusted advisor. Accordingly, we team with you at the outset to form an effective, collaborative partnership dedicated to achieving employment law compliance and implementing preventive best practice strategies.
We Recognize the Importance of Prompt and Effective Communication as a Key to Successful Representation
Lawyers often are notorious for being difficult to reach, not returning client telephone calls or e-mails, and not keeping clients informed about the matters for which they have been retained. At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we recognize the importance of prompt and effective communication as a key to successful representation. We also recognize that many employment issues arise without a lot of prior warning and that most employment issues need to be addressed promptly.
At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we pride ourselves on being responsive to the needs of its clients and we return telephone calls and e-mails in a prompt and timely manner, even if we are away from the office. Likewise, we ensure that clients are fully informed and kept up-to-date about any matters we are handling on their behalf, including any new developments about which they should be aware. This, in turn, allows our clients to ensure their employment-related concerns are being addressed and to refocus their energies on operating and growing their businesses.
We Are Dedicated to Delivering Value to Every Client
We understand that you have many choices when retaining an employment law attorney. Further, we recognize that – while not always the case – when you retain an attorney, receiving quality legal services should be a “given”. This is especially true when you are selecting among multiple attorneys who specialize exclusively in employment law. Accordingly, when it comes to selecting an employment law attorney to represent your company, what really sets lawyers apart is the value of the services they provide.
We also understand that clients hire lawyers to help them identify and reduce risk. However, the traditional hourly billing model can actually create more risk for the client, since the client has little control over the number of hours that will be billed on a given matter. The reality is that the traditional hourly billing model and the hourly billing requirements that law firms mandate for their attorneys do not reward efficiency. Instead, they encourage and reward spending long hours working on a project, whether or not doing so is consistent with the clients’ objectives or otherwise meaningfully advances the clients’ interests.
At Miller Legal Group, P.C., we are guided by a dedication to professionalism, integrity, and delivering excellence and value to all of our clients. In fact, value is a the touchstone of what we strive to deliver to our clients, as reflected in the various innovative billing options we offer as an alternative to traditional hourly billing. Quite simply, by offering a variety of flexible and alternative billing options, we aim to reduce a client’s risk by providing greater certainty and predictability regarding likely legal fees. In addition, unlike most law firms which bill clients for routine or ordinary “overhead” costs (e.g., for facsimile expenses, minor duplication expenses, telephone costs, mail, computer research service costs), you will never be billed by Miller Legal Group, P.C. for such expenses.
Innovative Fee Approach: We Offer A Variety of Flat Rate, Fixed Fee and Alternative Fee Billing Options
Moreover, Miller Legal Group, P.C. prides itself on providing small to medium-sized companies with high quality legal services and representation demanded by Fortune 500 companies but at a substantially lower cost through our innovative fee options. For example, as an alternative to the traditional hourly billing model, we offer a variety of flexible, alternative billing arrangements – including flat rates, fixed fees, hybrid fixed and hourly fees. We also offer our affordable, value based My Outside General Employment Law Counsel™ program. Each of these fee options are designed to better meet the needs and objectives of our clients by providing more predictability and control of applicable legal costs.
In addition to the foregoing, we also work with clients to prepare a variety of customized employment agreements and HR forms – critical to reducing employer exposure – at discounted flat fee and fixed fee rates.
One Final Note…
Notwithstanding our professed dedication to delivering value to each of our clients, when it comes to achieving employment law compliance and avoiding employment litigation, there is another essential component to a strong, effective and lasting attorney-client relationship: a willingness by the client to take the actions necessary to attain and sustain these important objectives. As a result, at Miller Legal Group, P.C., we seek clients who are willing to partner with us by making a demonstrated and sustained commitment to achieving compliance and implementing preventive best practices in order to avoid, or at least minimize, employment-related disputes.
It is these clients – i.e., those who are willing to make this commitment – that Miller Legal Group, P.C. can best serve and who will obtain the most value from our services. In effect, it allows Miller Legal Group, P.C. to act as outside general employment counsel to the client on all things employment law and HR-related.
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Contact a Los Angeles and Orange County Management/Employee Relations Law Attorney
For more information about our practice areas, our non-traditional billing arrangements, or to schedule a Litigation Avoidance consultation with an experienced Southern California employment lawyer specializing in preventive employment and HR law, please contact us at our South Bay employment law firm by e-mail or by telephone at (310) 426-2650.