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.