The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a business owner, even a sole proprietor, cannot represent the business in a court of law. If you have been sued in a state court in Kentucky, you cannot go to Court on behalf of your company. That places you in the position of practicing law without a license. You must hire an attorney, and a good attorney will help you keep money in your pocket for the following reasons:
1. We know the law. Lawyers’ business is the law. Your business consists of performing a services, producing a good, or selling a product, not providing legal services. Whether you design package handling systems for UPS or making baseball bats, it is impossible to split your focus between your business and a lawsuit. The value of a qualified attorney is immeasurable as you will be able to focus on your business and allow the attorney to focus on the lawsuit. This decision will ultimately keep money in your pocket.
2. We are objective. When you receive a lawsuit or face regulatory challenges, a busy business owner may become upset with the principle of the matter and fail to consider the economics involved. We have witnessed people spend thousands to prosecute a lawsuit worth hundreds. We provide objective counsel on the law and encourage informed and reasoned decisions based upon all the facts in play, particularly the dollars and sense of it all.
3. We help make important business decisions daily. We assist business owners to achieve their goals on a daily basis. Whether in business transactions or litigation, our experience with hundreds of business clients allows us to provide intelligent strategies to achieve business objectives within the law and regulations. Our firm knows both transactions and litigation, and each complements the other; however, we are also comfortable referring our clients to other attorneys to handle matters outside of our wheelhouse.
If you have questions, please feel free to call to discuss at (502) 423-1600 or email at Brandon@rrlaw.net.