Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer and an exceptional thinker. In or about 1850, Lincoln shared a number of thoughts concerning the practice of law, generally, and the attributes of his chosen profession. Significantly, Lincoln pointed out:
“…There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. I say, “vague” because when we consider to what extent confidence and honors are reposed in and conferred upon lawyers by the people, it appears improbable that the impression of dishonest is very distinct and vivid. Yet the impression is common – almost universal. Let no man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to this popular belief. Resolve to be honest at all events and if, in your own judgment, you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer…”
Lincoln’s sentiments still resonate today. When people are hurt and they find their lives turned upside down by tragedy, they entrust their fate to the character and integrity of their lawyer. In the purest sense, a good plaintiff’s lawyer is designed to be the shield and the sword for people who personally lack the ability to fight for their cause.
The Dow Firm, P.C. accepts this repose of trust and responsibility from clients with great honor. And the firm is ever-conscious of the truth found in Lincoln’s words when a new client – be they a bank president, a blue-collar wage-earner, a doctor, a disabled person, a business owner and member of the chamber of commerce or any other legitimately injured and wronged individual – brings a case to the firm for assistance.
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