In my role as Collin County Commissioner for Precinct 4, I attend a lot of functions, including dinner parties and community events. I don’t talk about who I represent unless I have their prior approval, and even then, I am uncomfortable with doing so. So generally, I just don’t talk about my lawyering. As a result, a lot of my friends, colleagues and acquaintances think I am no longer practicing law and don’t realize that I have an active law practice and a successful law firm in Plano. We handle a variety of legal matters, including business formation, contracting, acquisitions and sales, real estate, taxation, probate and estate planning. We represent individuals, professionals, and small companies and their owners. My legal knowledge, experiences and contacts within Collin County have assisted my clients in countless ways over the years.
While I was at several dinner parties and social events these last few weeks, I was honored by several of my clients when they introduced me to their friends as their “family’s attorney.” It is a descriptive phrase you don’t hear used much anymore in this age of extreme legal specialization. Most people have been trained to think that every legal situation requires a legal specialist in that area. That is not the case. It depends upon the legal situation. Ninety-five percent of the time, an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can handle the legal matter just as well and at a lower cost than a legal specialist. Having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who knows you, your family and your business can be more important than a legal specialist. It really depends upon the situation. My clients trust me to advise them when they need a legal specialist and which legal specialist is best equipped to meet their needs and objectives.
I love our clients introducing me as their “family’s attorney” – an important and integral piece of their family and business endeavors. Maybe you should consider it.