You’ve seen their billboards. You’ve heard their radio ads. You even know their slogans by heart. The question is, are these valid reasons to choose an attorney to represent you in an important legal matter? The short answer: no. Just because our highways, radio stations and digital media are inundated with the advertising and marketing of the big-name lawyers in town, doesn’t mean they are actually going to fight for you and what’s in your best interests.
Lakeland attorney Adam Patton believes that all of his clients deserve a lawyer with unshakable values to represent them with integrity, intelligence and ingenuity. These principles guide his approach to the practice of law, and stem from deep beliefs and a desire to promote positive change within his community and for his family.
Adam chose to pursue a legal career while participating in a high school internship where he found a mentor in an attorney from Idaho, Mike Sasser. Mike impressed Adam in many ways – he was a family man through and through with strong values, but he was also a powerful attorney. Adam witnessed the positive impact that Mike had on his community and the potential for a good lawyer to make a difference. According to Adam, Mike was able to “move mountains with his pen.”
Adam wanted to do just that – make the world a better place by becoming an attorney with the ability to move legal “mountains” for people and communities. He understood from a young age that to be a real attorney requires more than just a law degree. While it is a powerful field, that power must be tempered with solid principles.
Thus, integrity is at the core of Adam’s practice. He defined it as, “doing what is right no matter what – even when no one is watching.” This belief has led Adam to look for ways to use his business to better the Lakeland community. He said that the best way to do this is to “get involved and be someone who cares about people.”
Most recently, Adam got involved by purchasing new uniforms for Kathleen High School’s Girls’ Soccer Team. “It wasn’t a huge investment, but it made the kids feel like someone cared to invest in them,” said Adam. Patton Law has also sponsored a scholarship program for students from George Jenkins and Kathleen who want to pursue a legal career.
Another principle that is paramount to Adam’s success as a lawyer is intelligence. Adam said that this “means more than just attaining knowledge. Intelligence involves the application of knowledge and experience – perhaps better described as wisdom.” He uses the wisdom he has acquired over the years to provide intelligent arguments in behalf of his clients.
The final guiding principle of Patton Law is ingenuity. For Adam, this means going outside his normal realm of operations in order to “try something different if it’s in the best interests of the client.” This includes the use of technology within his practice. Patton Law offers a client portal for easy access to important documents and the latest updates on their cases. Clients can access their case information with the assurance that this technology is secure and their case details are safe.
When it comes to choosing an attorney for a legal issue in Polk County – whether you are facing a Family Law matter, Personal Injury case, or a Criminal Charge – choose a Lakeland attorney who will fight for you as he would for his own family. Attorney Adam Patton will use integrity, intelligence and ingenuity to move mountains for you and your family.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with Patton Law, please call 863-225-3550.