We test the edges and push the envelope and parameters, arguing the spirit, not just the letter, of the law. We have pioneered, and continue to put forward, novel legal concepts and interpretations. We feel this is a responsibility to better the system and society, not just a way to win cases.
When we take a case, we’re committed. We filed Goddard v. Farmers, a wrongful death case in 1988, and ultimately prevailed 22 years later after five trials and seven appeals. That’s dedication. We were the first attorney firm ever to sue the Vatican for sexual abuse by the clergy, and brought the first case against the Boy Scouts of America that did not settle out of court, but went to trial.