My colleagues give me a lot of grief for this section of my website. I smile and let them have their fun at my expense! But it is something that I believe in. Granted, the photo I chose is intended to generate a smile, but it doesn’t take anything away from the message.
How critical is your case? If we are going to write a few letters for you, or handle some mild negotiation, then our rapport will be based on our in-office and over-the-phone discussions — and most likely, we will both be fine with that level of communication.
But if your case is large — and we are going to litigate, then we should get to know each other. And I don’t mean at the fancy top-of-the-bank-building club, where I feel comfortable and you may feel out of place. I’m talking about Burger King, or McDonalds.
Why? How stressed or nervous can you be when you are in a familiar place like this? And what kind of attorney am I if I can’t be just as comfortable.
Give me a chance. I’m one heck of an attorney.