Lawyers are trained in the law and how to navigate complex legal issues. Lawyers can explain the laws to you; help you evaluate your options; negotiate or mediate conflicts with other people; prepare letters; prepare court documents or other legal documents for you; represent you in mediation; represent you in arbitration and represent you in court.
You may think you can represent yourself. Sometimes that’s true. We frequently have clients call who don’t need us. We tell them so. Sometimes we give free advice on how they can handle their own legal problem.
Quite frequently, an issue is so big, so important or so complex that you’ll need a lawyer.
There’s an old saying, “A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.” The element of truth in that saying comes from the fact that often times people are so emotionally connected to their legal problems that they can’t step back and see it from a distance. They can’t see the forest for the trees. A lawyer’s job is to get results for his or her client. To do that, a lawyer must convince others (a judge, an adversary, an arbiter, etc.) that the client has the better case. This requires an objective eye.
That’s where we step in. We are a full service law firm. Our mission is to get results for our clients at a price that makes sense.