I am a trial lawyer. I am proud to represent injured victims in court during trial. It is a great honor and privilege to advocate for another person in front of a jury. Here is how I feel about trial lawyers:

1. The trial lawyer is one who cares about the client
as a human being, cares about the cause of
the client's case, cares about the decisions of the
judges and juries being fair and just, and cares
about the rights of the "underdog;"

2. The trial lawyer is one who is passionate. We
must have an intense and burning desire to help
others, to take on causes, to teach the law and
advocacy skills with energy and enthusiasm.
Passionate lawyers don't take losing lightly, and we
are quick respond to debate on important issues;

3. The trial lawyer is one who prepares with intensity;

4. The trial lawyer is one who understands what really
causes or achieves the result;

5. The trial lawyer is one who should guard the
image of lawyers as a profession;

6. The trial lawyer is one who follows this motto:
"There is never a wrong time to do the right thing;"

7. The trial lawyer is one who sets the pace with his
or her work ethic;

8. The trial lawyer is a leader by example, word, and
deed;

9. The trial lawyer is one who really gives of his or
her time, effort, energy, and money to important
causes;

10. The trial lawyer respects and honors the power of
the people. This includes the right to trial by jury
and the decisions made by jurors;

11. The trial lawyer is one who digs deep to muster up
all the courage necessary to fight the wrong;

12. The trial lawyer is an innovator;

13. The trial lawyer is a thinker;

14. The trial lawyer must be a fighter;

15. The trial lawyer must seek to be a problem-solver;

16. The trial lawyer must understand history and
appreciate the lessons of history;

17. The trial lawyer must always tell the truth;

18. The trial lawyer must be a good and true listener;

19. The trial lawyer must do the work of and for society
for the good of the client's cause;

20. The trial lawyer must hold the solid but flexible
principles of our great Constitution;

21. The trial lawyer must believe in his client's case.