We work to peacefully right wrongs in our judicial democracy. The jury is the cornerstone of our civil justice system and a basic part of the democratic process. When someone is damaged by negligence or wrongdoing, a jury of peers -- everyday people -- is the final arbiter of justice in determining liability and compensation. We communicate, negotiate, mediate and litigate to obtain just compensation and restitution for our clients. The jury is the final authority, or standard, in reaching a fair settlement or verdict.
Our jury system has been the bulwark of civil justice since the Magna Carta but is now under an all-out attack by giant corporate interests whose greed and recklessness endanger the public's health and safety. When people are injured by dangerous and unsafe products or actions, we present evidence of the causes and extent of the injuries to juries. Juries are in the best position to decide who is liable under the law and the amount of actual and punitive damages to award the victims. Juries can hold big business accountable for sacrificing our health and safety at the altar of ever increasing profit margins.
To avoid their responsibility in our civil justice system, large corporate interests have an organized political agenda called "tort reform" to limit the right of juries to award damages to victims of wrongdoing. They give enormous campaign contributions to politicians to push their agenda and enact "tort reform" legislation that would tamper with and "fix" the jury system. By eroding the strength of our judicial democracy, they are removing the biggest obstacle to their greedy disregard of our health and safety.
As representatives of people damaged by such greed-motivated wrongdoing and carelessness, we are dedicated to preserving the right to trial-by-jury as the cornerstone of our civil justice system. It's the last, best hope for peaceful conflict resolution that protects the rights of everyday people. As trial lawyers we are proud to devote our time, energy and resources to the noble task of pursuing peace and justice in the democratic process.