The law firm of Drew & McCallum caters to small and
mid-size businesses, as well as large businesses seeking counsel for
regional offices, as outside general counsel and litigation counsel.
In this economy, many businesses are eliminating expensive
in-house legal departments.
This does not eliminate their need for legal assistance on any number of
corporate issues, including contracts, acquisitions, employment and
personnel issues, and risk management.
We provide our clients with in-house attorney access and service
without the overhead and cost.
We work with our clients as part of the business management team
to evaluate risk and help our clients make sound business decisions.
Our clients understand that seeking legal advice early can save
money and resources down the road.
It is far less expensive to anticipate risk and take early steps
to avoid or minimize these risks than it is to undertake damage control
or pursue damages after legal disputes arise.
When legal disputes do arise, whether the client is
the plaintiff or the defendant, Ms. Drew’s and Mr. McCallum’s experience
and ability are second to none.
The most effective method of resolving a litigation matter
successfully is to prepare early and thoroughly for trial.
While many disputes are resolved prior to the final trial or
arbitration hearing, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution
methods are most effective when the opposing side knows that you are
prepared and ready to take the case to trial.
Therefore, we approach every case in this manner.
We avoid meaningless posturing and motion practice.
We conduct the discovery necessary to prove the client’s claims
or defenses, and then move the case to trial.
Our attention to detail and focused approach ensure both
time-efficient and cost-efficient legal counsel for our clients, whether
the issues are simple or complex.
Ms. Drew and Mr. McCallum bring this same
experience and technique to the clients' family law cases.
We assist clients with divorce, custody, and child support
disputes as a service to families in times of turmoil and as a service
to the legal community at a time when very few family lawyers are also
trial lawyers. For families
seeking legal solutions outside of a courtroom, both lawyers are trained
in and offer collaborative law services.
Ms. Drew and Mr. McCallum are also certified
mediators, and Drew & McCallum provides mediation services to assist
businesses, families, other attorneys, and their clients to resolve
disputes without trial.
Mediation is highly effective in allowing parties to craft solutions
that are not necessarily available through the legal system.
Through mediation, parties to a dispute are able to create
resolutions that make far better business sense to their situation than
to pursue money damages from a jury.
Knowledge is power, and the lawyers at Drew &
McCallum seek to work hand-in-hand with their clients to provide the
legal knowledge clients need to resolve legal issues and get back to