Meet Elizabeth, Attorney
To me, going to Court is like going to Church – an awe-inspiring, solemn occasion. As a history buff, I have always been fascinated by how societies solve problems and resolve differences. Our court system has taken generations to develop and it represents one of the best parts of a community – an effort to resolve differences peacefully and equitably.
I have worked at large firms in Honolulu and Seattle and have learned all of the tricks of the trade from highly skilled attorneys and professionals. I have participated in complex trials that have lasted weeks. I have participated in complex deal-making, where the risks are high and success required. But the most satisfying thing has been managing my own solo firm, where I can use my skills to help people with real problems.
The practice of law has changed over the last twenty years. Clients are no longer intimidated by firms and attorneys – instead, they want a true dialogue and a partnership geared at problem-solving. By managing my own firm, I am able to cater directly to the needs of my clients, whether the problems are large and complex, or smaller but just as important. I am not intimidated going up against large firms, or tackling complex problems. I stay focused on problem-solving and reaching successful resolutions for my clients.
By leaving the large firm practice and spear-heading my own firm, I have been able to structure my work and strategies more directly toward meeting the needs of my varied clients. I have the flexibility not afforded to me at a large firm, but I retain the skills, drive and work ethic I developed while working there. I am accessible to clients when then need to reach me. I am responsive and direct with clients – you will get the feedback you need from a seasoned professional, and together we will resolve problems and arrive at a successful resolution.