Hottenroth, Garverick, Tilson & Garverick, Co., L.P.A.

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DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK :

  • We are still working, but our office is not open to the general public. We will be conducting appointments and other business by phone. Call us at 419-468-5044.
  • To drop off papers or payments, please place items in the slot in our back door or call 419-468-5044 to make arrangements.
  • To pick things up, make credit/debit card payments, and conduct other business, call 419-468-5044.
  • We are still receiving our US mail, so you can still send us things.
  • We regret any inconvenience, but everyone’s safety is of utmost importance.

What are some things a lawyer can do to establish better rapport with the “other side?”

I think the first thing is to treat the opposition with courtesy and respect. I have been practicing law for over 40 years, and I really don’t think I’ve ever seen a situation where it was appropriate for one litigant to sneer at another, for a lawyer to yell at a witness, for an attorney to roll his or her eyes in a Courtroom, etc. Not only do those kinds of things generally have unintended negative effects on triers of fact, but they also frequently increase the tension between the parties and make the possibility of any kind of settlement much more remote. Being mean isn’t the same as being effective.