Law firms of today are often specialized, providing their clients with expertise in one area of the legal profession. That’s fine if all you ever need is one type of legal help. Most of us will need a combination of legal services throughout our lives and there is something to be said for hiring a law firm that our parents and grandparents would recognize.
A general practice law firm can help clients through many life events, such as the more joyous occasions like buying a home or the less pleasant situations like a DUI.
Just because a general practice law firm does it all does not mean that the services are any less effective than those offered by a specialized firm. In the old days, there might have been one attorney to do all the work but, today, a general practice law firm can consist of several lawyers, each bringing unique experiences.
This group can usually take care of the legal needs of individuals, families, and small businesses—trusts, estate planning, wills, business law, probate, criminal defense, DUI defense, personal injury, worker’s compensation, divorce, social security disability, residential and commercial real estate, and more.
There are advantages to having a law firm that can offer you quality legal advice in many aspects of life.
For example, perhaps you need to address a zoning law that will help you set up your own business. A few years later, you need to hire more employees and develop a business plan. As your shop enjoys fantastic success, you decide to create a franchise. Meanwhile, you’ve met the right person and want to marry, buy a house, and settle down.
These are happy events and a general practice law firm can be the one number you dial when you need to realize your dreams or defend yourself when something bad happens, such as a suit brought by an employee. You want to surround yourself with people you trust when you need help during both good times and bad. Specialized law firms are great but you’ll need to rebuild that level of trust, not to mention find the right firm, each time you face a new life event.
Sometimes, life surprises us. You might be in the middle of a divorce when someone dials the police for a domestic dispute. If you are represented by one firm, the attorney handling your divorce can easily update the attorney dealing with the criminal court case and help you to resolve both quickly and with less emotional pain and financial cost.
Furey, Donovan, Tracy & Daly, P.C. was founded in 1907 and maintains the tradition of a general practice law firm but offers specialized services from highly experienced and educated attorneys. We’d love to discuss with you how we can be your legal ally throughout all of life’s events.