Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Family Lawyer and “Small Town Lawyer” Benefits for Clients

I read an article the other day from the American Bar Association that says that just over 50% of the lawyers in the U.S. are practitioners. I like the women, gavel and scalessound of that statistic. Solos have the freedom to take on the cases that are closest to their hearts without the constrictions of accountability for billable hours to managing partners. Over the course of my 23 year career, the cases that I remember and that mean something to me are the cases that I took on that were declined by big firms.

Aside from a sole practitioner’s freedom to accept cases, there are some practical aspects to solo practice that benefit clients.

As a consumer of non-legal services, I like talking to a real person instead of an endless loop asking me to press buttons; I also like being able to speak directly to the person who is doing the work for me instead of going through three or four assistants; I like the “good mornings” and the “hi, how was your week-end.” I like the sense of community that comes from doing business with a smaller entity instead of a big shop. Sole practitioners can offer that one-on-one experience to a consumer of legal services.

I grew up in a small town and I like to practice law like a small town lawyer –a smart well-educated and experienced small town lawyer. Sole practitioners are all small town lawyers at heart. They follow their own well-thought out path and their clients ultimately benefit.

Kate Willmore, Divorce, Family Lawyer & Mediator, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Copyright 2013

About Kate Willmore, Esq.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, divorce, custody and family attorney brings over 25 years experience to every client's legal matter. *** Licensed in Minnesota and in California

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