Our Promise to Clients in Litigation

We believe that a successful relationship between an attorney and client depends upon communication. We understand that most of our clients have never been involved in litigation before their accident and do not understand the way the process works. We encourage clients to contact us often with any questions or for status reports on their cases.

We are trial attorneys and we spend a lot of time in court and outside the office. We make sure that all client phone calls are returned within one business day if we are not available when you call. We are also available after hours and on weekends and by email and cell phone.

You should never hesitate to ask us any questions that you might have about your matter.  We look forward to serving you.

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