Stinson LLP’s experienced Legal Project Management (LPM) team has over 70 years of combined experience in project management with strong proficiencies in the legal, financial and technology sectors. Our LPM team works seamlessly with Stinson attorneys, aligning pricing options and matter management strategies with our clients’ business goals. Our LPM team provides price predictability, budget transparency and streamlined matter management, while helping clients control legal spend and meet business objectives without sacrificing quality.

  • 70+
    Years combined project management experience
  • 62%
    Of Stinson partners have worked directly with our LPM team
  • 34%
    Of Stinson matters are subject to an alternative fee arrangement
Matter Initiation
  • Rate Setting

  • Pricing/AFAs

  • Price Modeling

Matter Initiation

Pricing Consultation & Data Analytics

  • Evaluate rate structures to determine if hourly arrangements or Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs) will best serve client objectives
  • Develop fee/cost estimates based on a defined scope of work
  • Develop AFA proposals that provide attorneys/clients with pricing options (e.g. fixed fee, success based fees, blended rates, tiered volume discounts, fixed fee by phase, monthly retainer, broken deal discount)
Matter Planning
  • Fee & Cost Estimating
  • Matter Plan Templates
  • Budgets & Work Plans
Matter Planning

Clear & Understandable Project Plans

  • Analyze prior matters and develop fee scenarios based on historical experience
  • Define scope of legal work, determine relevant phases/tasks staffing model and division of labor
  • Use matter plan to determine the fee/cost estimates based on staffing models, hours of effort, timeline, scope of work and key variables
  • Develop fee and costs estimates by leveraging matter planning templates
Matter Management
  • Templates/Tools/ Technologies
  • Reporting/Alerting
  • Communication Planning
  • Team Meetings
  • Matter Plan Updates
Matter Management

Technology, Tools, & Templates to Facilitate Efficiency

  • Leverage technology resources that feature process automation, artificial intelligence, machine leaning or prior work templates to optimize efficiency

Matter Management & Legal Spend Monitoring

  • Provide budget to actuals status reports and variance alerts to ensure alignment with fee/cost budgets utilizing Stinson’s Umbria® matter management system
  • Develop communication plan to ensure stakeholders receive detailed matter status updates at agreed upon intervals
  • Facilitate matter team meetings with client to review matter progress from a task, resource and financial standpoint

Matter Plan & Budget Reforecasting

  • Through matter monitoring, identify variances to original matter plan and initiate reforecasting to ensure the matter plan remains relevant and actionable
Experience Capture
  • Post-Matter Debrief
  • Process Improvement
Experience Capture

Post-Matter Review

  • Document successes, challenges and lessons learned

Process Improvement Methodologies

  • Evaluate lessons learned during post-matter review, pinpoint areas for process change and implement process improvement by removing waste in processes, updating workflows, and leveraging tool/templates/systems that support efficiency and continuous improvement

LPM Certified Attorneys

For questions, regarding Stinson's LPM Services, contact Stinson’s Director of Strategy and Innovation, Brendan McInerney.

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