What are the hallmarks or guiding principles of your firm?
J. Eric Higgins’ Answer:
We built our firm on a foundation of five hallmark principles: integrity, compassion, advocacy, community involvement, and quality legal representation. It is with these cornerstone values in mind that Loughmiller Higgins approaches the practice of law and advocates for each of their clients. These ideals represent our values and they are fundamental to how we approach the practice of law.
Integrity: This is the hallmark of our firm. Determination and effort will not lead to success if not grounded in principles of honesty, ethics, and strength of character.
Compassion: Legal problems often occur during times of incredible emotional stress. Our attorneys understand this, and strive to minimize that stress by providing compassionate support for our clients, listening carefully, and communicating regularly.
Advocacy: We believe in thorough preparation and zealous advocacy. From the first temporary hearing through the finalization of the case, parties may find themselves in court numerous times. Our philosophy is the first hearing is as important as the last. More importantly, we believe advocacy begins and sometimes ends without entering a courtroom. Advocacy begins with preparation. We start with the proposition that we will not foster untenable, unrealistic goals for our clients. From that premise we advocate from a position of strength, not a position of compromise.
Community Involvement: We believe an integral part of our profession is service to our community. In addition to advocating for our clients, our attorneys also participate in activities to build a stronger, better community for our families and businesses.
Quality Representation: We believe that quality legal services, provided with integrity and grounded in compassion, are assured by zealous advocacy.