You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.Christopher Columbus
We are passionate about the opportunity to represent clients with larger than life ideas. No idea is too big or too outlandish for us to get behind. The challenge to do things that have never been done motivates our firm and brings us great pleasure. That same passion we have for clients with big dreams is also true of the people of our firm. We encourage everyone at WA to dream big and follow those dreams – even if it means leaving WA to make that happen.
If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.Yogi Berra
It’s easy to get caught up in the minutia of a case or a transaction and lose sight of the end game result – to miss the forest for the trees. This is especially true of firms that have hourly billable quotas each month, which can also make it difficult for those lawyers to stay focused on producing results when their paycheck is dependent on how many hours they bill. WA is different. We have no monthly billable requirements and train our lawyers to work smarter, not harder. We are driven by producing results, not billable hours. At the outset of each case, we sit down and determine what constitutes a win for the client and outline the most effective methods to try to obtain a win. This is how WA maintains our focus and drive all the way through our representation.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.Bruce Lee
Every case is different. Every client is different. Every adversary is different. Every business matter is different. They all have different motivations and different pressure points. We adapt our approach to every matter we handle because we must. Our playbook is that we have no playbook. We adapt. And, in many instances, these things change during the course of our representation. We adapt. We rely on our different individual styles to help us remain flexible.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.Winston Churchill
Our drive comes from two places:
- One, we try to provide the best possible working environment for everyone at WA. We do this by treating everyone at WA as equals regardless of their job title or experience level. Everyone has a voice. We do our best to provide an environment that helps every member of WA to thrive both professionally and personally – on a daily basis. We do not prescribe to the mantra, “work hard, play hard” – a quick recipe for attorney burnout. Instead, our slogan might be “work smart, play easy.” For example, we encourage our employees to take time off during the work day to maintain their physical health.
- Two, we represent clients who are as passionate about their work place as we are ours. This enables us to get behind them with vigorous intensity – whether it be an established Fortune 500 company or a young entrepreneur starting his or her first business.