Our Culture and Values
It’s About You – Not Us
Unlike many firms with which you may be familiar, we base our success on your success. Because our focus is on you, expansion of our firm is not a priority. In fact, we have repeatedly declined offers to merge with general practice law firms and we have no grand scheme to expand for the sake of expansion. We prefer to focus on our clients’ needs, control costs, and selectively hire efficient and effective attorneys and support staff who love what they do.
Checks and Balances
Reising Ethington is led by a four-member management committee, elected annually by a board of all firm shareholders. The committee determines the general strategy of our firm and ensures that the firm is prepared to address all of our clients’ needs. The shareholder board meets monthly to review and vote on major issues raised by the management committee. In this way, we hold ourselves accountable to one another for keeping all clients’ interests firmly in view.
One Size Does Not Fit All
Different clients have different goals, needs, and expectations. We recognize that and we tailor our service to fit your needs. In fact, several of our attorneys have worked as in-house counsel in one capacity or another. Our “inside information” helps us deliver what you want.
Unlike many law firms with lock-step salary structures and bureaucratic hierarchies, here at Reising Ethington we cultivate an entrepreneurial environment.
- Formula shareholders are compensated as a function of all work done to the complete satisfaction of their clients as well as the overall productivity and efficiency of the firm as a whole
- Other shareholders and attorneys are compensated as a percentage of work done to the complete satisfaction of the client
- A lead attorney is ultimately responsible for each client portfolio, so you will not get lost in the shuffle as a “firm” client
- We have no fixed billable hour requirement, to avoid encouraging production at the expense of quality
In this way, our attorneys are self-motivated to produce quality work to your complete satisfaction.