Trial lawyers and attorneys in general have come under attack as greedy, self-centered, bottom feeders who hurt our economy and drive up the costs of insurance. Yet that is really only a crude caricature of what we as trial lawyers do. I’m proud of the fact that I represent victims who’ve been injured through no fault of their own by someone else’s negligence. The legal system in this country is founded on the premise that those who’ve been injured are entitled, in justice, to be compensated for their injuries. It’s a notion that’s as old and venerable as civil society itself. It’s a part of a system of checks and balances that is supposed to maintain and preserve equality. I’m proud of the fact that each and every person has access to justice irrespective of their social, racial, or economic circumstances.