A strong offense is the best defense! More important than an inexpensive
lawyer is the lawyer who can and will fight like a tiger. Your lawyer
must counterpunch. Make it painful for the plaintiff to sue…or
continue the fight. Can you counterclaim? Who else can you drag into the
fray? Can you swamp your adversary with discovery? Can you depose others
who your adversary wouldn’t want involved? Can you raise embarrassing
facts that your opponent wants buried? Is your lawyer clever enough to
run up your adversary’s legal fees while holding down your own?
You can’t be a punching bag. You must throw a few right hooks yourself.
Put on your own boxing gloves! Oftentimes the best thing a defendant can
do is to drop their unaggressive lawyer for one who knows how to throw
a few tough punches.