Over the years, attorneys Jim and Eric Traut have achieved dozens of six- and seven-figure verdicts. More importantly, the defendants' settlement offers in those cases were a fraction of the verdicts our clients were awarded. That tells you that the outcomes resulted from our litigation skills. Our reputation as litigators helps us negotiate settlements, because when our clients are not offered what they deserve, we are fully prepared to go to trial and win, and the defendants know it. That's what prompts top-dollar settlements. In fact, we win over 95 percent of our cases. Other lawyers routinely refer clients to us because they know we will get the results our clients deserve, whether in settlement negotiations or in the courtroom.
We do not charge consultation fees, and our clients pay no legal fees or litigation costs out of pocket. If we win a settlement on your behalf, our usual fee is one-third of that amount. If there is no verdict or settlement, there is no fee. Talk to one of our Orange County lawyers about your personal injury or legal malpractice case. No pressure. Just explanations. Then you can make an informed decision — when it suits you.
We have connections. Need medical treatment? No insurance? No problem. We can arrange treatment for you with first-rate healthcare providers who will defer payment until we win your accident claim. Need money to get you through this rough patch? We can arrange that too. Again, the lender will defer repayment until you win your lawsuit.
Brothers Jim and Eric combined have litigated cases for 58 years. Jim received the ``Trial Lawyer of the Year`` award from the American Board of Trial Advocates, and Jim and Eric both received the ``Trial Lawyer of the Year`` award from the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Jim and Eric are rated AV Preeminent, * the highest possible rank, under Martindale Hubbell's peer rating system. Both are selected annually for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers + magazine, an honor bestowed on only 5 percent of lawyers in the region. And Jim and Eric are two of less than 100 California attorneys certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as civil trial specialists.