The term "attorney" derives from the Anglo-Saxon 'atorne', i.e. "appointed one"; because the atorne was a public servant appointed to speak on behalf of a citizen. While the citizen was fully familiar with the facts of the subject case it was left for the atorne to fashion an argument on behalf of the citizen that conformed to the applicable law. In this regard the role of the attorney has always been one of civil service, an advocate for the people.
The attorneys of Volks Anwalt are committed to this tradition of service. Our firm policies, structure and membership have been formulated to ensure that our staff is able to advocate for our clients and serve the community.
In recent times the attributes more commonly identified with the term "attorney" may have become less flattering. The attorneys and the staff of Volks Anwalt stand in contrast to this corrupted image by embracing the ideals that led to the formation of the role of the People's Advocate.