WE SOLVE PROBLEMS
James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., (JVW) helps people solve problems. We believe the law should empower every person, business, and municipality to overcome legal issues and improve their situation. Whether we advise pro-actively to avoid legal pitfalls, or help client’s navigate difficult and complex issues in litigation, our focus remains the same: solving the problem for each client one case at a time.
HOMETOWN ROOTS; NATIONAL PRACTICE
JVW’s focus on client-care and practical problem-solving grew out of our North Idaho roots, where common sense solutions mean more than high talk or legal busy work. Before JVW attained national attention in 2012, when it played a key role in negotiating a $166 million settlement in a national case, JVW was quietly building a hometown and regional reputation founded on honest dealing and case resolution. Known for fair negotiation and, if necessary, strong trial practice, JVW expanded rapidly from 1999 to represent individuals, businesses and municipalities throughout the Northwest. As the Firm grew nationally during the 2000’s, it quickly recognized that its unique, local model was competitive with national firms; local, regional and national clients welcome our personal attention and focus on problem-solving.
TEAM WORK; A FIRM CULTURE
JVW believes that teamwork provides the best representation. Our firm culture fosters teamwork among attorneys and staff. We assemble teams to match our skills to each client. As legal problems expand or retract we add or reduce legal resources to meet the client’s needs in an economically efficient manner.
SETTLEMENTS AND TRIALS
The best settlements come to clients with attorneys who try cases. While most client issues can be negotiated and resolved, the reality is that resolution comes quicker and better when the client is represented by an attorney and trial team with the determination and ability to take a case to trial if necessary. As President Theodore Roosevelt first said at the Minnesota State Fair in 1901, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Our big stick includes the legal and financial resources needed to try cases and the appellate skill to prosecute them on appeal. The paradox is that once our opponents recognize our resolve, they usually become reasonable, and resolution follows. We only try the cases that need to be tried.
DAILY LEGAL MATTERS
Maintaining a healthy legal plan is key to any business, municipality, estate plan, and family plan. We provide pro-active legal services to help clients achieve their life goals and avoid legal pitfalls. We value long-term relationships with clients and recognize the importance of providing economic, time-efficient skilled legal services.