When it comes to hiring a lawyer for a personal injury, business or civil litigation, or medical malpractice case, bigger is not always better.
“I worked for a large law firm based in the Boston area,” said Attorney Kevin Chrisanthopoulos, who now owns his own firm, KC Law in Westfield, Mass. “I know the demands placed on the lawyers in large firms to bill as many hours as possible. I offer a more personalized, thorough service to my clients.”
Attorney Chrisanthopoulos (who insists his clients simply call him Kevin) believes taking the time to develop one-on-one relationships and understand what clients are looking for in terms of outcomes allows him to advocate successfully for them. Big firms are often forced to use a cookie-cutter approach to cases due to the sheer volume they handle, whereas smaller firms can offer a more individualized approach.
Clients also benefit from the relationships local lawyers can cultivate within their town and legal communities.
“I don’t just practice law in Westfield,” said Attorney Chrisanthopoulos. “I live here and actively participate in the local community. For example, I sit on the board of directors for the Hampden County Bar Association, am a member of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, a Board of Trustee member for Amelia Park Ice Arena and a local hockey coach. I care deeply and passionately about the people in my community, and have developed strong relationships with many of them.”
Fees and costs are also typically much more affordable for clients who hire small, local law firms for business litigation. In general, their overhead and expenses are far less than larger firms in big cities, enabling them to charge less for the same work.
Working with a small law firm can also be less intimidating for many clients. Small firms are often more casual and relaxed, and can take the time to explain everything clearly to clients. In addition, clients don’t have to worry about their case being passed around to other, less-experienced lawyers. They are afforded direct access to their attorney.
“My clients know that when they hire me, they are getting me,” said Attorney Chrisanthopoulos. “When you are involved in a legal matter, you want to know who is working for you and trust that they have your best interests in mind. You don’t want to be just another file on the shelf. That’s the level of service I provide.”
About KC Law
KC Law is a personal injury law firm located in downtown Westfield, Mass., and primarily serves clients throughout Westfield and western Massachusetts. Known for offering personal service and quality representation, clients benefit from diverse legal expertise often only associated with larger law firms. KC Law focuses on personal injury, business and civil litigation and medical malpractice.