- THE HATCHETT FIRM24.Nov 2015
Inclusive / Diverse
No; micromanagement, incompetence, and inefficient organizational structure. It's family-based and dysfunctional.
Suggestions for improvement
- Get rid of all family members and operate like a professional corporation instead of a "mom & pop" chicken and biscuit restaurant. Disbarred and nickel & dime ambulance-chasing unethical attorneys should not be involved in any law firm business or case development. There is a lack of credibility when the expectation is multimillion-dollar cases and the "over-seeing" attorneys and executive staff is only accustomed to handling nickel & dime-type personal injury cases. Allow law firm manager autonomy without the involvement of unethical disbarred cousin as "overseer." Initiate salary-based positions for all employees (not commission-based), pay overtime hours and include a benefits package. If you want to attract multimillion-dollar cases, you should offer employees a higher starting salary, establish an overtime protocol plan, and offer a benefits package. Stop penny-pinching and relying on reputation--pay vendors and employees who perform any type of work for the firm, directly or indirectly.