There is a popular quote that is attributed to English poet Charles Lamb that goes, “Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.” With deep-rooted cynicism found across the law field, the general antipathy towards the profession does not seem to be baseless. The Law Office of Jason Lamm casts a beacon of light in this dark arena. The practice stands out for solely handling criminal defense.
An entrepreneur is a one of a kind man but an entrepreneur in the law profession is even more of oddity. Jason Lamm, the head of the Law Office at Jason Lamm, sounds like a man with a good heart and worthy mission. In an in-depth talk with us, he gives his insights on the industry based on a considerable experience as a defense attorney.
Q. Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business
Founded in 2001 in Phoenix, Arizona, the Law Office of Jason Lamm focuses exclusively on criminal defense. Law firms that practice in multiple areas of law such as domestic relations, family law, and bankruptcy dilute the quality of representation and service that is received by the client. Good people often find themselves in bad situations. We help them see the light at the end of the tunnel and guide them out of the darkness. There is no substitute for an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. We believe that the best defense is a good offense.
Q. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself.
I have been practicing as an attorney for nearly 15 years. After first being licensed, I had the honor of working for, and being mentored by two of the most respected appellate judges. In 1998, I began working at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a major felony prosecutor and, in addition to successfully litigating dozens of jury trials, I received a wide range of advanced training unique to criminal law that is not available to the public at large.
In 2001, I had the rare privilege of going to Washington D.C. and being admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States as one of its youngest members. Later that year, I started the Law Office of Jason Lamm and immediately focused on the defense of serious and complex criminal cases. Realizing that too many lawyers focus as a “jack of all trades” and practice multiple areas of law, I committed myself to isolating my practice to the one area that I know and do best. Over the past ten years, my clients have reaped the benefits of that dedication and my ever growing experience.
Q. How important have good employees been to your success?
While I am most certainly a multi-tasker, this is not a one man show. I rely on a support team that is integral to the successful defense of any client’s case. Everyone is hard working and encouraged to think outside the box. When I come back from court with a successful outcome, everyone takes pride in it as a team effort.
Q. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
By and large, it hasn’t. Family is very important to me so I adjust my personal schedule in such a way that I can be a successful attorney, husband, and father. I sometimes shock my clients by returning phone calls and emails well outside of business hours so that their concerns and questions get resolved as soon as possible.
Q. How do you generate new ideas?
Every case and every client is different. There is no recipe or formula for every case, and cases don’t come with ready-made issues glaring you in the face. By taking the time to critically analyze, scrutinize, and brainstorm each and every case for innovative strategies and approaches, new ideas are created and honed for the success of each client’s case.
Q. What are your ideals?
That’s simple: It is to put 110% effort into every client’s case and work just as hard as I would want someone to work on my case.
Q. How do you build a successful customer base?
Referrals are the most important part of any business, and indeed the most flattering. By referring a friend of colleague to me, a past client is saying that they not only were pleased with the work I did, but that they respect and trust me to take care of someone they know.
Q. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
In 2010, I returned to the Supreme Court of the United States, some nine years after I was first admitted. Pleading my matter to the Chief Justices and the eight other Justice was the most gratifying moment of my career as I realized that I had reached the highest point possible in the legal profession.
Q. What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
Serious and disciplined but, at the same time, relaxed. The reality is that we see clients in their darkest times and only deal with serious and sometimes very ugly cases. We realize that in representing a client, we very much have their life and future in our hands – something for which we have the utmost respect. At the same time, by creating a relaxed and personable environment, it allows clients to decompress somewhat from the stress and intensity of their situation. It helps them to relax and get peace of mind and it also allows us to better represent them.
Q. In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Q. How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
By having a system of checks and balances in place, we try to avoid mistakes and errors at all costs. But the reality is that in life, mistakes do happen. On rare occasions when the mistakes occur, they have to be dealt with openly and honestly to allow growth and change from the experience that will prevent the mistake from happening again.
Q. What makes you happy?
To me, nothing is more gratifying than getting good results for good people who deserve them.