Winning cases that can't be won for families that can't afford to lose. We made it our mission in the law to live up to that idea.
About ten years ago, I overheard my paralegal, Rayna, talking to a client. Rayna and I have been together since the beginning of my career. This client was worried and scared, as many of our clients are. Winning or losing can mean the difference between life and death, and other law firms had already told them that his case could not be one. "Don't worry," I heard Rayna say, "We've got a bad habit of winning cases that can't be won for people that can't afford to lose." Wow. Winning cases that can't be won for families that can't afford to lose. I know why she called it a bad habit. It's bad business, that's for sure. It takes a toll on us, our families, and our lives. But wow, I can't imagine any better kind of law practice. And in that moment, we made it our mission in the law and in life to live up to that ideal.