Why choose Tepper Law Firm?


When you call us we will pick up the phone and talk with you, usually at no charge. If we are busy, we will call you back that day. Often we give our clients our cell phone numbers to ensure you can reach us in case of emergency. We are here working for you and your satisfaction is our first and foremost priority.

Service: Communication is the key to you feeling in control of your case, knowing what has happened, is happening and what is going to happen. To achieve this, we keep you posted by ensuring every document sent or received in your case is scanned and emailed to you. If you want hard copies we send you hard copies. We try to be as paperless as possible to minimize our imprint on the environment. It also makes business sense because photocopies and mail are expensive where scans and email are not. We encourage our clients to email us with questions, comments or concerns about their case. And if you are not computer savvy, don't worry. We will send a computer tech to your house or office to set you up and ensure you are completely wired in to your case and our firm.

Also, most of our legal research is done by computer. Not only does this reduce paper (no need to maintain a voluminous book library) it saves you money. Finding an answer by using computer research is on average ten times faster than looking it up the old fashioned way.

Cost is a key factor for everyone, millionaire and blue collar worker alike. That is why in a city where others are charging $750 and more per hour, our regular hourly rate is $325. You simply will not get better service, experience or results. Keeping your costs as low as possible is a key goal we have for your case.

Aggressiveness: The best defense is a good offense. The best offense is a good offense. When you are litigating a case you want things done well and done quickly. Our outlook when either prosecuting a claim for a plaintiff or defending a case for a defendant is to ensure we get all of the facts as quickly as we can. That way we can pressure for a settlement, bring a dispositive motion or prepare for trial. We do not drag our feet and we do not tolerate delay from the other side. If we are defending a case we almost always file an answer along with discovery so that the Plaintiff has to give us all of the documents and facts supporting their case from the get go. If we represent a Plaintiff, discovery usually goes out as soon as the law permits. Of course there are cases where delay may be beneficial. The point is lawsuits are won and settled and dismissed by those attorneys who aggressively stand up for the client and push the case forward. That is what we do.

Results: Results cannot be guaranteed. But we understand the reason you need an attorney is to get results. The only way you will come back to us or recommend us to a friend is to get you what you want and nothing less. If you are not happy with the outcome then we are not happy. This much is certain: no one will outwork us, no one will out research us and no one will be better prepared than us. We pride ourselves on our well written, well researched briefs. We are aggressive litigators who will pursue your case without delay. When it comes to business we know time is money so we form that company or draft that contract quickly to ensure the opportunity is not lost. When you hire TLF we conduct very in depth initial client interviews to ensure we have a comprehensive working knowledge of exactly what your goals are and then we go after those goals with vigor.

Nicholas Tepper grew up in Orange County and graduated from UCLA with honors in 1990. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in New Orleans with honors in 1993. During that time he became the first student in the State of Louisiana to successfully prosecute a Federal Civil Rights case for a money verdict. Upon graduation Nick opened his own firm and has been practicing with a specialty in civil litigation since 1994.