Client Based Practice
As a client of mine, regardless of whether you are rich or poor; your level of education; your employment status; a friend, family, or referral; race; sex; or religion; I abide by the philosophy of:
Treating and representing you as if you are my only client!
My client based practice is built on mutual benefits. I need more than your retainer to competently and zealously fight for and protect your rights. My advice and counseling requires your input, cooperation and ultimate authorization on case-related matters. While I want you to place your legal worries in my hands, I also want you to have as much knowledge as you need. In order to achieve the best result, there must be a true attorney-client relationship.
I am available, whether by way of email, text, fax, telephone or in person. When reasonable, my general policy of responding to my clients is within 24 hours of any message or initiated contact.
The number one complaint that I have heard over the years from clients who terminated their court-appointed public defender attorney, raised funds and retained my services is:
"My public defender never spoke to me until just before court!" or
"I could never get a hold of my public defender!"
While I do not disrespect public defenders (I believe most public defenders are good attorneys, especially my former law clerk who is one heck of a lawyer--public or private), the reality is that public defenders have too many cases. As the old adage says:
”You get what you pay for!"
I do not discriminate against any client of mine, I am especially aware of a:
-College student or young adult;
-Military veteran; or
My client based practice is driven by your need for a competent, experienced and zealous Minnesota criminal defense attorney who will fight for and protect your rights, and provide the necessary attention and guidance to you.
Call Me, Matthew L. Thornton, Esq.: (651) 699-2007