We are known for our commitment to client service and our ability to solve the most complex and demanding legal and business challenges in a straightforward and cost-effective manner. We constantly strive to earn our clients’ trust and respect through exceptional advocacy, an unstinting commitment to ethical conduct and a laser-like focus on achieving the end result that is best for our clients.
Because we understand that everything begins and ends with our clients, we are highly accessible and responsive when our clients need us, not merely when it is convenient for us. We also appreciate that it is our clients’ perception that dictates their satisfaction, not our own. We never leave anything to chance. We thoroughly prepare and constantly ask tough questions – of our clients, our evidence and ourselves, to make sure that, to employ a sports analogy, we “leave everything on the field.” We probe for weaknesses in our own case as much as we do in our opponent’s.
GVA’s founders come to the law from different backgrounds but share a passionate commitment to excellence and professionalism in everything we do for our clients and the legal community. We respect and revere the law in all its majesty and seek to be faithful stewards of the legacy of those who came before us. Our goal as attorneys is to follow the advice of a simple country lawyer from Kentucky:
“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. Never let your correspondence fall behind. Whatever piece of business you have in hand, before stopping, do all the labor pertaining to it which can then be done…
There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest…Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief – resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation, rather than one in the choosing of which you do, in advance, consent to be a knave.”
– Abraham Lincoln, July 1, 1850