” Last year, a colleague referred me to Lisa Solomon for assistance in drafting a motion to vacate an order dismissing a personal injury case in which I represented the family of a retarded man who was badly injured in a fire. While the case was pending, my wife (who was also my secretary) was diagnosed with cancer, and died after a long illness. The repercussions from my wife’s death triggered mental and physical illnesses, during which I failed after many reminders to put the case on the trial calendar. Lisa’s research uncovered other cases involving dismissals resulting from a lawyer’s impairment, and she helped me draft a motion explaining why dismissal was not justified in light of these facts. Thanks to Lisa’s work, the dismissal was vacated. The case later settled for $3 million—a favorable figure attributable, in part, to some research Lisa did concerning damages.
I couldn’t have done it without Lisa: not only is she a powerful writer, but she also compassionately guided me through the process of drafting what was, for me, a difficult motion to make, helping to protect my interests and the interests of my client. “