When most people think about lawyers, their first thought is usually a negative one. At the Champion law firm, we strive every day to change that perspective. Our mission is to provide our clients the best possible representation by staying true to the three C’s: Commitment, Compassion, and Character.
Commitment means zealously advocating for our clients until the completion of the case. At the Champion Law Firm, we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible result for our clients. Unlike most law firms that do the bare minimum, our promise to you is we will do absolutely everything in our power to deliver you the best result possible. One thing our clients will never say is we did not commit to them.
Compassion means stepping into our client’s shoes and showing empathy towards their situation. At the Champion Law Firm, we understand that this is a stressful time for you. Our job is to make the legal process as painless as possible. We do that by constantly staying in contact with our clients. We understand that sometimes clients just need someone to talk to in order to relieve their anxiety. We will always keep an open line of communication with you. One thing our clients will never say is we did not show compassion towards them.
Character means always remaining truthful. At the Champion Law Firm, we are always open and honest with our clients. We will never make a promise we can’t keep just to gain your business. The number one complaint we hear from clients is that their previous attorney promised them something and did not deliver. With over 80 years of combined experience, we’ve seen it all and we will always treat you with the respect you deserve by being honest about your situation. We pride ourselves on integrity. One thing our clients will never say is we did not exhibit character towards them.
The Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles
People often ask me what it takes to be a successful criminal defensea ttorney in Los Angeles. The answer is not simple. It requires more than just knowledge of the law. It requires more than having the ability to cross-examine witnesses on the stand. It requires more than having the ability to negotiate. It requires more than being charismatic. It requires more than being able to set forth strong arguments. It requires more than hard work. It requires more than empathy for your client. It requires more than perseverance.
The truth is to be a successful criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles; it requires all of these things.
To be a successful criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, you must be able to juggle all of the things I mentioned. It is no easy task. Many lawyers don’t have the personalities to be able to balance the substantive legal work with the humanistic side of the profession.
On any given day, my day goes something like this: I go to court and encounter a district attorney out for blood. Within a split second of meeting him or her, I have to make a snap decision on the best way to disarm her. It’s a tightrope walk. I’m not sure it can be taught. You either have the ability to do it or you don’t. I then have to go back to my office and pour over the discovery to find holes in the prosecution’s case. Once I’ve found what I’m looking for, I reach out to the prosecutor and push my agenda, all the while making them feel that we’re on the same team. I prepare for trial; practicing the questions I’m going to ask and statements I’m going to make. I take calls from clients, all of whom are deeply concerned about losing their freedom. It’s not enough to act like I care. To be a successful criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, you have to actually care. Empathy is not an act. It requires you to feel what the other person is feeling. It’s the only way I know how to effectively do my job.
A sharp legal mind is also a prerequisite for being a successful criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. To put on a successful defense, knowledge of the law is a must, as is the ability to illuminate evidence so that the DA, judge, and jury can clearly see what you want them to see. It requires a comprehensive knowledge of the facts of the case, as well as the elements of the crime.
Finally, how you present yourself is key to being a successful criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. The saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” is accurate. People remember how well you are put together. It’s human nature. I pride myself on always making a positive impression when I meet people by making sure they way I dress, walk, talk, and interact with others are impeccable.
I hope I have shone some light on what it takes to be an effective and successful criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. Thank you for your time.