To describe how I help people as succinctly as possible, I am a "problem-solver." I try to solve my clients' legal problems, here in Michigan, in the most efficient way possible. Usually, but not always, this involves disputed probate court proceedings, which I, as a lawyer, help guide people through in the best way I can. These cases are not easy for anyone going through them, because of the strong emotions involved, and I am always sensitive to that.
Sometimes this means that I recommend an early settlement -- but only if the other side is reasonable and it is the most cost effective way to resolve the case. I need to balance the emotional and financial cost of every decision for every case.
Other times -- especially for those clients that simply can't afford to lose -- these contested probate cases require me to be a bulldog attorney. Every case is different, and my method of attack for each situation and each client varies, based on the circumstances and my clients' goals.