Lawyers in the Public Interest
According to cliché, there are two kinds of lawyers.
The kind people make jokes about. And the kind they make movies about.
Lawyers who sell their services to the powerful. And lawyers who fight the powerful on behalf of ordinary people.
Abraham Lincoln (himself a lawyer) defined democracy as government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Yet, even in a democracy, powerful organizations can act contrary to the interests of individuals or communities. Which is why, for over 40 years, we have been a public interest law firm.
We believe clean air, clean water, the existence of wilderness, and the preservation of family farms are in the public interest.
We believe standing up for individual rights is in the public interest.
We believe supporting local government, and holding it accountable, are in the public interest.
When you work for your ideals you work harder.
We’ve been working for ours since 1972.