We write every day. Generally, when we are not searching for the answer to a question raised in a particular engagement, we are writing about the answer. This is true in our transactional work as well as in our litigation work.
Our goal is to make every contract we draft a clear, complete expression of the needs and desires of our client. And our goal is to make every brief we write concise, correct, readable and persuasive. It is unlikely that any other law firms anywhere around Kentucky, large or small, put more emphasis on, or devote more time to, the craft of writing.
Every lawyer and every staff member has access to all the tools necessary to produce first-rate written work. Every lawyer and every staff member is a writer, an editor and a proofreader as the situation requires. No significant contract or brief leaves the office without having been reviewed by two or more of our professionals.
First rate written work requires multiple edits and multiple edits are expected. Every person here works on a first rate computer, using the latest software and multiple monitors. Those lawyers who so desire also have the latest in voice-recognition technology.
Every person here knows the emphasis we put on writing well. Everyone here has heard Duane say (many times) that every brief should have an introduction that is so succinct and powerful that the judge is persuaded of the justice of our client’s cause before his eyes leave the first page. And everyone here has experienced the same merciless edits to their work that Duane and Steve perform on their own work. You can read samples of our work here.