Fabrizio Messano [fabro]
What is your profession? What is your title printed on your business card?
Tech, Internet and Intelectual Property oriented Lawyer
What did you study? What did you specialize in?
Internet, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Privacy, eGov, Media, Family Law, Labour Law.
What has been your professional experience in the arena of law? How long have you been in the profession?
Been entering the field for about 5 years and actively working on it for since 2007.
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What types of cases interest you most?
Anything that's more thinking than just "judicial lawyering".
How do clients find you? Why do you think they choose you?
I think mouth to mouth is the most common. The choose me because I'm sort of an expert in my field, and they feel safe with that.
How do you set your rates? Does it have to do with time commitment , what is at stake, or with the financial ability of the client?
Mostly the latter, but some with how much knowledge it requires.
How do you sell a client on the strategy you develop for litigation?
I tell him everything straigh forward. No lies, no BS.
Clients can sometimes be emotionally upset. How do you get them to adopt a realistic and rational attitude?
I try to comfort them. Part of the job description is to be a shoulder and an ear.
What do you do when your gut says your client is lying to you?
I ask him right away.
Have you ever defended someone's innocence while knowing with certainty that he/she was really guilty?
What reasons would you have for not taking on a case? How would you justify it?
It should be evident to me that (s)he is up to no good with that action.
What strategy is usually effective, an aggressive and intimidating one, or one that seeks a reasonable compromise?
I always try to come to a middle point, where everyone ends up more satisfied (regardles that it may make me earn less money).
Is it important to know beforehand the personality and habits of the judge that is going to decide the case?
Is courage needed to practice your profession?