Specialists in Attorney Fee Disputes, Management of Attorney-Client Relationships and the Evaluation of the Performance and Charges  of Lawyers 



Our attorneys each have more than thirty years of providing personalized quality legal services to clients consisting of Fortune 500 companies, insurance carriers, governmental entities, small businesses, individuals, and law firms in their representation of a wide spectrum of their clients. Our attorneys have been retained by clients and law firms throughout the United States to assist them in their review and control of litigation, to provide as needed in-house counsel assistance, to manage outside counsel and to resolve litigation efficiently.


Over the years the firm has distinguished itself in numerous practice areas having handled a broad range of legal matters including intellectual property, real estate, tort, contractual and partnership disputes, legal malpractice, insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, public agency and municipal utility representation and litigation and business transactions. It is this experience that allows the firm to evaluate the performance and charges of other lawyers from a fair and balanced perspective.


Brand Cooper is a nationally recognized expert in attorney fee dispute resolution which is the firm’s flagship practice area. Mr. Cooper developed this expertise over the last 25 years beginning at a point in time when this specialty was in its infancy. Since the early eighties, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Bruning have collectively reviewed and analyzed thousands of legal matters including legal charges totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. In the course of their work in this specialty, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Bruning have achieved outstanding results for their clients and have assisted in the savings and procurement of literally millions of dollars. The firm has been retained to provide expert testimony in opposition to and in support of attorney fee claims and petitions in state and federal courts, bankruptcy courts and in mediations and arbitrations.


As practicing lawyers, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Bruning have specialized in Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Utility Litigation and transactions including Computer Software Licensing. Mr. Scott Rasmussen of the firm has specialized in handling the legal matters of municipal corporations, electric utilities, municipal water utilities, electricity markets and non-profit corporations. He also has extensive experience in the management of staff counsel and outside lawyers.