“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will be business enough.”
Abraham Lincoln said that when he was a successful and widely respected real estate and trial lawyer in Illinois. His statement applies equally well today.
It is easier for a lawyer to help resolve your case if he knows how to prepare it and take it to trial if need be. Joel D. Ruben has a great depth of experience in litigation and trials in the State and Federal Courts, as well as in arbitrations. He will handle your case aggressively and conscientiously, but we will seek out opportunities for alternative dispute resolution such as mediation whenever appropriate or necessary. That is, after all, one of a lawyer’s highest callings.