My Philosophy: In Divorce lies the seeds of a new life, the hope of greater understanding and wisdom that comes from great struggle.
When you hire an attorney you should find out first if they are competent (do they know the law; are they experienced; do they have a good reputation) and second you should ask yourself, could I work with this person over a long period of time.
There are many philosophies on practicing law. Some attorneys want to take the lead and the client follows; some attorneys want only to settle the case and will do almost anything to see that happen; some attorneys want the client to take the lead and they will advocate for anything the client wants. I do not personally agree with any of those philosophies.
I try to measure up a client when they come through my door. The client will know something about me by the eclectic art on the walls of my office and how I dress. I want to understand the clients "story." I will then use the law and my skill to make the story come alive to the Court. The Court wants to do the right thing: it is a Court of equity; but first the Court must understand.
I believe in respect. I am respectful and I want my clients to be respectful. The Court is not an arena for revenge and I have no desire to shepherd that emotion.
My clients are presidents of companies and janitors; each one's story is different and interesting. These are people whom I respect and who are not so different from one another.
I like my clients. I like the work. I like to win my cases -- I am not an attorney for everyone.