You’re the target of a class-action lawsuit…a patient accuses your highest profile surgeon of medical malpractice…an ex-employee alleges age discrimination…and the media are ready to report every sensational allegation in the lawsuit
While your attorneys are busy preparing a legal defense for the courtroom, you must be prepared to respond in the “court of public opinion.” Without that response, you run the risk of winning the legal case but losing your business. That’s because, in addition to the judge or jury, you will be judged by your employees, customers and the general public – and they will judge you not on legal grounds, but on how well you respond.
Your attorneys may indeed encourage you to say “no comment” while the case is being litigated. But in these days of 24/7 instant news, you simply cannot wait until a legal decision is rendered. You must be prepared to vigorously defend your case on both fronts. We will work with you and your legal team to prepare a case for the court of public opinion so that you are not declared “guilty” before you can even be heard in the court of law.
Hennes Paynter Communications has helped non-profits, schools, small and large businesses and government agencies communicate their way through legal challenges ranging from criminal charges to claims of medical malpractice, from personal injury lawsuits and product liability to ownership disputes that threatened the very existence of small businesses. We are practiced in the art of working with attorneys and, in fact, are frequently brought in by attorneys who recognize the value that we bring to the table.
Val Hoover, Esq.
Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz