Towson Trust and Estate Dispute Litigation Attorney Adam Spence fully admits that he is a disrupter.
DIGITAL DISRUPTION AFFECTS EVERY INDUSTRY
Evidence of digital disruption of industries is everywhere. By its use of technology, Amazon has displaced traditional retailers in many market sectors including clothing and electronics. For example, Amazon is beating Macy’s, JC Penny’s, Nordstrom’s and Kohl’s as the largest retailer of clothing and is second in electronic sales only to Best Buy.
But retail is not the only industry being digitally disrupted. Disruption is occurring at a blistering pace even among professionals long considered immune. Accountants have lost considerable clients, being displaced by the explosive growth of tax preparation software. Doctors are faced with patients who are often more informed (sometimes misinformed) by internet research regarding the patient’s medical condition(s). Realtors have also lost business to DIY sales listing sites.
If you believe that your industry is immune from this digital disruption, you are already obsolete.
LAWYERS AND CLIENTS MUST EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY TO SURVIVE
For attorneys and their clients to survive in this digital disruption, they must embrace this digital disruption. Lawyers are losing business to internet sites that now prepare leases, wills and other simple legal documents for a small fee (See below for a cautionary tale!). And the Courts are requiring attorneys to come into the digital age: Maryland is currently rolling out an electronic filing system and Federal Courts already have electronic case filing.
ADAM SPENCE AND SPENCE | BRIERLEY HAVE EMBRACED THE DIGITAL DISRUPTION
Having grown up raised on technology, even programming a Commodore-64 Computer using a cassette tape drive for storage (no kidding), Adam Spence has embraced this disruption for the past 20 years in his law practice. Adam’s comfort with technology led him to adopt it when he entered the legal field. Indeed, Adam was scanning rough images using a fax machine in the early 90s and now uses state-of-the-art
Adam’s comfort with technology led him to adopt it when he entered the legal field. Indeed, Adam was scanning rough images using a fax machine in the early 90s and now uses state-of-the-art high-speed scanners and legal software, a solid state hard drive (Geek-speak for a really high-tech, fast, and stable hard drive) and 4 monitors on his computer. Adam readily admits he has not used a fax machine for the past 15 years, preferring electronic faxing and email.
USING TECHNOLOGY TO SAVE CLIENTS MONEY AND WIN CASES
Adam and SPENCE | BRIERLEY have embraced digital technology not only to lower client fees but also to present their cases in a clear, coherent fashion. Last year, for example, Mr. Spence adeptly used MS
Last year, for example, Mr. Spence adeptly used MS Power Point, MS Excel and LexisNexis Time Matters, Case Map, Text Map and Sanction to obtain a considerable jury verdict for one of its clients. Never heard of LexisNexis Time Matters, Case Map, Text Map and Sanction? Neither have most other attorneys. Yet, Adam’s use of this technology not only helped him efficiently compile, organize and develop case information, documents and strategy, but also quickly access that information for deposition preparation and presentation at trial.
Never heard of LexisNexis Time Matters, Case Map, Text Map and Sanction? Neither have most other attorneys. Yet, Adam’s use of this technology not only helped him efficiently compile, organize and develop case information, documents and strategy, but also quickly access that information for deposition preparation and presentation at trial.
Indeed, in a different case, after a week -long bench trial, the court awarded an upward adjustment in Mr. Spence’s fee request noting that “[t]here was the handling of countless exhibits, including those delineating the final contract terms between the parties. The Court also notes Attorney Spence’s masterful control of the facts and documents related thereto by use of a computer program, including an 80-page power point presentation that was extremely helpful to the Court. In sum, the Court finds that this factor supports an upward adjustment of the fees.”
The use of technology by SPENCE | BRIERLEY has been employed time and time again to the benefit of the firm’s clients in trust & estate disputes, business contract disputes and other civil litigation.
Admittedly the outcome of a case depends on the facts and law. However, selecting a competent, skilled lawyer who can use cutting-edge technology to manage and present case information goes a long way towards having “zealous representation” of your interests.
Should you have a case involving trust & estate disputes, contract law disputes, an automobile accident, divorce, custody or other civil litigation, contact SPENCE | BRIERLEY and let us show you how our embrace of digital disruption can assist you.
You probably already know this, but past results do not and cannot guarantee future success in your case: you should read this important disclaimer.