Another aspect of my philosophy that I explain to every client at the start of the case is my view of the Attorney-Client Relationship. I believe it is essential that the client actively participate in the preparation of the defense of his or her case. I tell new clients that if I am going to represent them, I want them to make a commitment to spend significant time with me going over the case. As the case proceeds, we receive police reports and other materials from the prosecution. I ask my clients to come in and review those documents in detail in my office. Then, I meet with the client, we review the prosecution’s case, and develop strategies how to best defend against it.
I tell my clients that they can and should call as often as they have concerns. I do not charge for phone calls, and I do not want my clients to have any hesitation in asking me questions about their case. The last thing I want is my client discussing concerns about their case with a friend or neighbor, and have those concerns filter back to the prosecution. I tell each and every client that we are like two people in a row boat in the middle of the ocean in a bad storm. We have to work together.