"I strive to offer what a client values most in a lawyer: good judgment, founded on listening to what the client really wants and needs. Then I try to express that judgment through exceptional written work; integrity in encounters with clients and everyone involved in a case; and simple care."
"When this means taking the longer, harder route, I do that with a client. Shortcuts usually serve a lawyer’s comfort, not a client’s cause. And cutting corners serves neither the client nor the lawyer."
- Dean Strang, Attorney for Steven Avery on the Netflix "Making a Murder" documentary (as viewed on his profile page here:http://strangbradley.com/lawyers/deanstrang/).
If you haven't watched the documentary on Netflix, I think you should. Most people don't care, or don't want to know about the criminal justice system until they themselves, or a loved one, has to deal with it (either as a victim or a defendant). Making a Murderer sheds an interesting light on the criminal justice system, and I personally found it very, very interesting. If you have seen the series, you probably know how popular and famous both of his defense attorneys are now. Dean Strang, one of his defense lawyers, was particularly eloquent, competent, and passionate in his defense. I found watching him inspiring. He is quite possibly the most famous defense attorney in American right now, and what I found even more inspiring, is the two paragraph description in his biography on his website. He could have listed numerous awards, accolades, publications, professional associations, etc. - but he chose not to. I particularly like the last sentence: "Shortcuts usually serve a lawyer’s comfort, not a client’s cause. And cutting corners serves neither the client nor the lawyer."