James R. Parrish was enlisted by a prominent trial attorney in Washington, D.C., to jointly represent a very badly injured young man (“the client”), who had been in a serious accident caused by a drunk driver.
Following the accident, the client was unable to run his small business and nearly lost everything. The opposing insurance companies tried every “trick in the book” to avoid paying the client the compensation he deserved and even went so far as to retain multiple “hired guns” as expert witnesses in an attempt to counter the diagnoses of the client’s treating physicians. Due to the complexity of the issues involved in the case, the parties agreed to mediate the matter with the assistance of a retired, former-Chief Judge of a local Circuit Court. During the mediation, Mr. Parrish effectively countered the insurance companies’ strategies and convinced the same insurance companies to resolve the case for nearly one-half of a million dollars. Prior to Mr. Parrish’s involvement in the case, the insurance companies had refused to offer the client anything greater than $50,000.