Attorneys and Counselors-at-Law Right in Your Neighborhood
Many of us don’t consider the need for legal services as we go about our daily lives. Fortunately, for the residents of Bowie, we have expert attorneys and counselors right in our area if the need arises. Dawn Jackson, principal at Jackson & Associates Law Firm, opened her own practice in Bowie in 2012. Originally, she had been practicing in Washington D.C. with another firm and chose Bowie because of the tight-knit community here.
“We have made ourselves a staple of the community. Everyone in the area knows us, and we know everyone. People feel that we are a part of their community/neighborhood. I really appreciate that,” Dawn says.
Jackson & Associates is a full-service law firm. The firm has had had employment cases, general civil litigation, immigration, medical malpractice, premises liability, auto accidents, wills and estates, and family law. The firm prides itself on getting to know its clients and serving them well.
“I think that we are different from other firms. We are all African-American female lawyers. Our customer service is impeccable. We are really down-to-earth and accessible,” Dawn says. “Our clients really make us apart of their family. They will stop in to say hello or to check in with us, and we are very open to that.”
This is a big difference between Bowie and Washington D.C. because of the type of close relationships that are developed here. The attorneys and counselors at Jackson & Associates Law Firm are your neighbors, members of the community and friends you see on a regular basis. The firm supports its community, and the community supports them as well.
Dawn hopes that residents of Bowie know that they are willing and available to help their clients.
“We pride ourselves on our work and our work ethic. We hope to maintain a certain level of customer satisfaction. Our goal is to give our clients the pros and cons in each situation and help them receive the best outcomes possible. It is difficult in the legal field, but we ultimately strive to give our customers the best level of service possible.”
For those seeking legal advice for the first time, the process can be daunting. While Jackson & Associates is available to help serve community members needs, their first piece of advice is to interview your legal counsel before choosing them to represent you. You would need to interview attorney as if you are interviewing an employee. They are working for you in order to help you. It is important that everyone’s personality matches up. If an attorney and a client do not mesh well, then it is not a good fit.
“It is imperative to do research to see if you are compatible with your lawyer. It really takes time to get to know one another and explain what your needs are. You need to court and interview many lawyers before you choose one to ensure that you will get the best outcomes possible. It is easy to pick up the phone and call someone, but you need to know that they will be working with you to ensure your needs are met,” Dawn says.