We strive to provide our clients with skilled, efficient, compassionate legal services. As your lawyer, our goals are that you understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing it, that you leave the situation with your dignity intact, and that you retain some tools for future conflict resolution. We hope our clients and colleagues find us kind, smart, and approachable, with strong shoulders to help ease your burdens and a sense of humor to get you through the rough spots.
We offer services in a wide variety of legal areas, to include family law, estate planning, probate, special education, criminal law, personal injury, business law, real estate, and other general civil matters. We do not handle bankruptcy, wrongful termination, or most federal matters.
Abraham Lincoln, widely considered one of the greatest lawyers of all time, said this that sums up our practice philosophy pretty well: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” Of course, we love the courtroom and enjoy any work that takes us there. But it’s not about us; it’s about you. As most litigants learn much too late, results at trial are rarely fully satisfying for the parties. Most judges believe if both sides leave their courtroom a little bit unhappy, they probably got it right.
We relish our roles as peacemakers and problem solvers. That is, ultimately, why we signed up for the privilege of practicing law. And we take very seriously the privilege of serving you.