Isn’t it great when a law firm hustles for a new client? The client is happy, the firm’s lawyers are excited. We’ve all experienced it – a rush of energy at the start of a new relationship.

But honeymoons don’t last forever. Eventually the hustle becomes a shuffle, the excitement of a new relationship goes away, and in many cases firm and client are on a path to an unhappy end. When it does end, the law firm often doesn’t see it coming.