I've tried over the years to avoid the pitfalls of bad lawyers. I try to be humble, polite and hard working. I never lie to a client. I strive for excellent results for a fair price. I never steal from my clients. A good nightâs sleep is worth far more than ill-gotten gains.
The highest duty of every lawyer is loyalty to his client. A good lawyer returns calls from his clients and works on his cases to move them along as quickly as the court allows.
I show clients what they canât do for themselves. I have 40 years of experience winning cases and studying the law. A good reputation builds good referrals from my clients.
Most lawyers are incredibly greedy. There are many who lose their licenses to practice law every month because theyâve cheated and stolen from their clients. They have no moral values or pride in their work. Each client is a new victim of their insatiable drive to become wealthy. They are never trusted by the Court, other lawyers or even by their own clients.
A clientâs trust is achieved by telling the truth, being honest and building a reputation for hard work and successful results. My clients trust me because Iâve been treating clients properly and fairly for forty years. Even if it demands that I tell them the bad news on their case. I often do charity work for clients who cannot pay me a fee. I believe that a lawyerâs time and knowledge are his stock and trade. They have nothing else to sell. A humble, polite, hard working attorney is an attorney that you can trust. I never talk down to my clients. They can understand the law if it is clearly explained to them.
I make my clients my helpers in winning their cases. If they understand the problems and the options they can see the correct path to success.
I hire honest experts in accounting, business, medicine and law. Honest clients and honest experts build character in an honest attorney. Lawyers that deal with dishonest people soon become dishonest themselves.