Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

I provided professional legal services to Oregonians for over thirty years. Over the course of those years I developed the principles that guided my actions as an attorney. Those principles can be summed up as follows:

  • Act With Integrity

  • Produce Quality Work

  • Provide Personal Service

  • Charge a Fair Price

Act With Integrity

Integrity is the watchword. It means not only to have high standards but always to conduct oneself in alignment with those standards. To me this means maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards, being completely honest and putting the client’s interest first.

Produce Quality Work

High Quality work means thorough preparation. This requires discipline and a dedication to excellence. It is the willingness to go the extra mile, take the additional step, to make sure the work is done right.

My thirty years of practicing law gave me a broad base of experience, a deep knowledge of how the legal system works, and a common sense understanding of how to interact with that system to provide the most benefit to my clients at the lowest cost and with the least hassle that I possibly can.

Provide Personal Service

My practice was a small one and that’s the way I liked it. Being “small” meant that I was able to work closely with my clients in a timely manner. They were able to access me readily and receive my full attention. My clients benefitted from this relationship and I benefitted by attracting and maintaining good clients.

Charge a Fair Price

It was my intention to treat my clients in such a way that, when their legal matter was concluded, they left with a sense of gratitude because they felt that they have gotten their money’s worth. I was able to provide high quality legal services while charging a fair price because I am very organized, efficient, able to use technology effectively and maintain a low overhead.