One of the positive things about practicing criminal law is helping individual human beings solve problems. I’ve been blessed to have some fantastic clients in my practice. Both the private and the appointed work I do – work I do for the State of North Carolina to defend poor clients – includes clients who are terrific. People who have been accused of crimes, but who stand innocent.
Most lawyers will tell you that a client who pays on time is a great client. Of course, I’m not disputing that it’s nice to be paid on time. But, truthfully, what makes for a fantastic client is a client who asks good questions and who listens to advice but makes decisions because it is his or her life.
As I said, I’ve been blessed with some great clients. It’s been my privilege to help them solve their problems.