After experiencing the impact of divorce at an early age, I knew I wanted to help others going through similar experiences. I feel as though this has made me better understand what my clients are going through.
We take the time to listen. Time and again people come through our door and tell me how they’ve felt ignored by other law firms. There is no better feeling than when a potential client comes in and tells me that they feel like we truly listened to them and that’s why they want to hire us.
One client was devastated after an out-of-state father refused to return their minor child to Mississippi. As a result, not only did Connie and I ensure the minor child’s return to our client, but the judge awarded our client sole physical and legal custody, child support, and required the out-of-state father to procure a ne exeat bond in the amount of $5,000 before he can exercise any visitation whatsoever.
Creating a trial outline early helps greatly. I like to outline the elements of what I need to prove at trial and organize relevant case facts for each element.
My role in the attorney client relationship is to manage client expectations. Emotions can run high in any type of litigation. My goal is to help clients focus on realistic outcomes and help them through what can be a very tedious process.
Our ability to listen to our clients and not ignore files on our desks. I tell all my clients to call or email me any time they feel like they need to talk to me. If I miss their call I make it a point to contact them as soon as possible.
Experience allows me to better prepare my clients and manage their expectations inside and outside of the courtroom.
Family law, real property and estates.
Helping a client with a legal issues from start to finish.
Keep the end goal in sight. It is very easy to become distracted during litigation. The more a client can focus on the goal of litigation, the more we can work toward a favorable outcome.