Jeffrey's Point of View
Why Family Law?
The goal of the law, and of lawyers as advocates, should be to assist people in improving their lives. Having practiced in many different areas of law during my career, I came to realize that family law is the practice area where attorneys make the biggest difference in the personal lives of their clients. It is also the area of law where I can vividly see the product of my work from the beginning of a case to the end, and when it is over, I know that I have helped a client survive a very traumatic situation.
What can clients expect when they work with you?
It is always important for an attorney to remember that the case is about the client, not the attorney. The most important things an attorney can do for a client is to be prepared, be flexible, and communicate. My clients should know that when they meet with me, when I communicate with opposing counsel, or when I make a court appearance, I will be thoroughly prepared to represent their position – clients, other attorneys, and judges all know when an attorney is, and is not, prepared. Because each client has a different personality, comes from a different background, and presents me with a set of circumstances unique to them, it is important that I am flexible in how I deal with clients – one client may need more of my time to talk through the emotional aspect of going through the dissolution process, while another client may just need me to get them into court and complete the process. Finally, the process cannot work and the client will not be satisfied with my representation of them if we are not always on the same page. Thus, it is imperative that I communicate well with my clients and that they communicate well with me.
Why Nottage and Ward, LLP?
Nottage and Ward, LLP provides a unique environment in which to practice law – we are a small, boutique firm with the ability to handle any case, against any firm. There is a lot of experience and a well-deserved reputation behind the name Nottage and Ward, LLP. After 5 minutes in the office you can sense the confidence that comes with our experience and reputation. At the same time, there is no pretense. Everyone is friendly, straight talking, and dedicated to the job we do. The people who work here want to work here and that makes all the difference.
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Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for
Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for in a very complicated, emotional matter. She has continuously looked out for my best interest and the best interest of my son. She is always prompt in getting back to me and in keeping me well informed about my case.
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