Winning takes commitment
Since entering into private practice in 1995, my guiding principles have always been, and will always remain:
One of the most frequently heard complaints against lawyers is poor communication. I make it a point to return calls and emails promptly, usually within an hour or two, but in no event in more than a day.
I strive for creative, cost-effective resolutions to complex, seemingly intractable legal problems. My achievements have included a $240,000 judgment after trial in a fiduciary breach lawsuit and a $275,000 settlement of a civil rights case involving excessive force by a sheriff’s deputy against a law-abiding civilian.
Your chances for success in legal disputes are increased by retaining a lawyer who is fully versed in the law. Since graduating in the top quarter of my law school class at Washington University in St. Louis, I have never ceased being a student of the law, staying abreast of trends and developments in multiple areas. I implement this knowledge on behalf of my clients using superior advocacy skills, honed through many years of legal practice.
Times are hard. With me, you will attain results at a reasonable cost, including (where appropriate) flat fee and contingency fee based legal services. Your best financial interests are mine. If circumstances warrant a negotiated resolution instead of a protracted legal battle, I will provide the facts and analysis necessary for you to make the best informed, most prudent financial decision. I profit far more from referrals given by satisfied clients than extra dollars generated through needless litigation.
I firmly believe that legal ethics, like business ethics, is not an oxymoron. Doing the “right thing” often, if not invariably, has a direct, bottom-line benefit. I strive to zealously protect and promote my clients’ legal rights, while adhering at all times to the ethical rules that attorneys are sworn to uphold.
Over the past twenty years, I have represented dozens of individuals and businesses in state, federal and administrative tribunals. I believe in open and frequent communication with clients, and always place their interest first, focusing on creative, cost-effective means to resolve complex, seemingly intractable legal disputes.Read more→