"Top Attorney," "#1 Attorney," "Best Attorney," in Washtenaw County. How Can I know?
Attorneys are bound by Rules of Professional Conduct. When advertising, an attorney cannot "compare the lawyers' services with other lawyers' services, unless the comparison can be factually substantiated." MRPC 7.1(c) Simply stated, ethically, lawyers should not be making claims of being "the best" or "#1" or the "top attorney", as these claims cannot be factually substantiated against their peers. At the Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon, we won't make such boasts and instead rely on our experience, reputation, and peer-review ratings for the highest levels of legal ability and ethical standards. Despite plenty of accolades and case results to support making such claims, we maintain and honor our ethics and let our clients, peers, and case results speak for themselves. We relentlessly pursue excellence in our practice and always strive for the best results for our clients, but we will not compromise our ethics to achieve clients by making these boasts as others do.
What Do The Best Criminal Defense Attorneys Do To Defend A Case?
The best practices for criminal defense include: experience and knowledge of the law; intimate knowledge of the local courts and participants; a thorough confidential client interview; obtaining all case discovery including in-car and body-cam police video, audio dispatch recordings, 9-1-1 audio recordings; interviewing potential witnesses; preparing a client for the courtroom; and the ability to present a case in court in pretrial motion hearings and at trial.
The Lawyer's Ad Says They Are The Top DUI/OWI Attorney or The Best Domestic Violence Attorney. Can That Be Trusted?
Again, lawyers should not make claims comparing their services with other lawyers' services that can't be factually substantiated such as, "Top DUI/OWI Attorney" or "Best Domestic Violence Attorney". Ask yourself why, then, are these claims are being made? Also, take a look behind the curtain at the lawyer's actual credentials, years of experience, case results, reputation in their legal community, peer and client reviews, and if the attorney is actually located in the jurisdiction in which they say they practice. Trust and reliability are the heart of the attorney-client relationship.
For over 35 years, Joseph A. Simon has been helping persons charged with crimes to protect their freedom, reputation and future goals. Our attorneys have over 65 years combined experience in criminal defense and an unwavering commitment to excellence in criminal defense. If you or a loved one are being investigated for or charged with a crime in Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Livingston, or Lenawee County, contact our firm at 734-887-6200 for a free consultation.