Case Management Philosophy
Shaw, Essad &
Bonasso places great importance
communication. Clients are kept
informed at every stage of
participants in any
action the firm takes on their behalf.
One attorney has primary responsibility for each case,
unless another arrangement
with the client.
Other attorneys will be used if scheduling conflicts
the client will be advised
in advance if such conflicts
Research is a necessary part of each case. We will always
obtain client approval
projects. If we are able to use research from
(whether for the same or a
different client), we will not
charge for the
time incurred for
the prior research.
We will provide a fair, accurate, timely and easily
understood statement for services
provided and for
incurred on behalf of a client.
Clients who choose traditional time billing are billed only
for the actual amount of
time spent on each project,
of an hour.
There is no "unit billing" for services.
It is the firm's experience that some litigation cases share
common elements. To the
extent that the
firm can utilize
work product from one case for another, the client will
benefit from work already done
and a lower overall cost.
Our statements include a detailed description of the work
performed on each project,
work was performed,
the daily time spent on each project, and who
The firm also offers various fee billing
arrangements, as alternatives to traditional time billings,
which are developed in concert with the needs of our
Expenses incurred on behalf of clients will be charged at
their actual cost. Unless
received will be forwarded to the client for
Essad & Bonasso makes every effort to keep costs and
fees as low
as possible. To the extent that any cost or fee
can be minimized, the
passed on to clients.