“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
In 1736, Benjamin Franklin organized Philadelphia’s Union Fire Company, the first in the city. His famous saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” was actually fire-fighting advice. Before insurance was common, those who suffered fire damage often experienced irreversible economic loss.
As an attorney, my mission is to 1) prevent “fires” by reducing the risk of conflicts, 2) resolve conflicts quickly when they are small and manageable, and 3) manage conflicts to a resolution that protects my client’s interest.
Preventing conflicts is almost always better than handling them later. Conflicts are time-consuming and emotionally draining. They distract owners from the main goal of their business and cause the business to suffer.
- Communicate clearly
- Set reasonable and fair expectations,
- Provide an exit strategy, and
- Comply with government regulations.
Clear and reasonable agreements build long-term relationships with your customers, suppliers, landlords, tenants, and employees. Those long-term relationships can serve as the foundation for a successful business.
Responding to Conflicts – Early Intervention
When conflicts or claims occur, I work with the client to resolve the issue efficiently and respectfully. Representing clients effectively does not prevent me from treating opponents professionally. My client may have to work with those opponents in the future, so I am careful to not burn bridges. (My client may always choose to burn those bridges later if they decide that is in their best interest).
Philosophy – Who am I
Serve others. Work hard. Be nice.
- I care about my clients.
- I listen to my clients.
- I can be firm and persistent with opponents, while also being respectful and professional.
- Preparation is the key to success.
- I work with my clients to find the best solution for their situation.
Jesse Green, PLLC is a Texas Professional Limited Liability Company for the practice of law. Jesse Green has practiced law in the Dallas – Fort Worth area since 1986. My practice is general. I am licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and a member of the College of the State Bar, but am not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have reviewed and approved the contents of this webpage.