I started out as an attorney in a medium-sized firm doing family law, worker’s compensation and personal injury, but rarely have I found a client who doesn’t need services in another legal area. When there is divorce, often there is bankruptcy, there are changes in deeds to property, and people want to create new wills and trusts. Maybe a year or so later, that client has a parent who is in failing health and needs an adult guardianship. If the parent passes away, then my client needs an attorney to assist with the probate process. I have worked with families on custody and child support issues where the children who were being litigated over have matured to adulthood and had their own legal issues: car accidents as teenaged drivers, starting their own businesses after college, having their own children who require custody litigation, and even appealing family law cases. When I litigate a termination of parental rights case, there is often an associated adoption. When I litigate an employment discrimination claim for a company, there are often reformation of business policies and sometimes even restructuring of the business itself. When I litigate an employment issue for a worker, there are often professional licensing issues involved as well.
After years of serving these clients, inevitably some want to challenge the legal system and then my practice branched out into appeals. Due to the strong relationships that I have developed with my clients and their desire to continue working with me, I’ve pushed my practice into other areas over the years to meet their needs.