Our Philosophy

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Johnson Fistel is a law firm built on the following five core values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence in everything we do.  These core values are more than words on a piece of paper; every attorney and staff member at Johnson Fistel embraces them and has PRIDE in everything they do.  Each person at the firm affirmatively agrees to these core values on an annual basis and has a plaque in his/her workspace describing what they mean to us, as stated below.

Professionalism

At Johnson Fistel, we believe professionalism – through trust, transparency, and reliability – is critical to developing long-lasting and successful relationships.  Not only must our clients trust us to provide excellent legal services in a professional manner, we must trust each other to always do the right thing and to zealously advance our clients’ interests.  Moreover, we share a collective mission to act professional and build trust with judges, juries, and our adversaries so that our professional reputation remains synonymous with our core values.

Respect

We strive to demonstrate high regard for our clients, one another, partners within the legal community, and our ethical obligations as advocates.  We value the ideas and beliefs of each of our team members.  This principle includes valuing differing opinions and allowing others to express themselves in order to work together toward common goals.

Integrity

There’s never a wrong time to do the right thing.  At Johnson Fistel, we consistently do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons.  We take pride in our reputation for having integrity when zealously advocating for our clients.  By always acting with integrity, we build trust and confidence with our clients, colleagues, and juries, and respect with judges and adversaries.

Determination

Determination is key to our success.  At Johnson Fistel, we do not give up when faced with well-financed opponents or difficult arguments; instead, we rise to the challenge and meet it head on by relentlessly pursuing innovative and persuasive solutions in order to advance the best interests of our clients.  It is our determination – our will to succeed and never give up – that separates us from most lawyers.  To succeed, we know that we must exercise the strength of mind and the willingness to exceed client and industry expectations and provide exceptional advocacy, every time.

Excellence

Simply put, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.  Average is easy.  Excellence is hard.  Perfection is always the goal.  Whether it’s writing persuasive legal arguments, maintaining a strong and prompt communication line with our clients, or vigorously advocating in a courtroom on their behalf, we wholly reject mediocrity and strive for a competitive edge by delivering excellence in everything we do.

We believe we are only as good as our people, and Johnson Fistel recruits only the best and brightest and most determined candidates possible.  Our lawyers include those who started their training by working for esteemed judges in both state and federal courts and have also worked at the largest law firms in the world.  We pride ourselves on providing the same level of service with a greater level of efficiency.  As a result, we have developed the reputation for delivering big-firm results with the efficiency and personal touch one would expect at a small law firm.

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