When disputes can not be resolved, litigation is often the only solution. Litigation can be ruinously expensive; settlement is elusive. If your lawyer is learning on the job or if several associates have been assigned to your case, the billable hours can mount astronomically.
Often clients go to large law firms with impressive senior partners and elegant décor only to discover that they have been shunted off to inexperienced and expensive junior associates on training wheels. No one can make the costs associated with litigation magically disappear, but my experience enables me to manage your case efficiently and economically.
In the end, litigation is just another method of obtaining an objective. It will always be unpleasant, the goal is to make litigation work for you rather than running (and sometimes ruining) your life.