The father of a good law school friend was, at the time, Chair of the University of Illinois’ Philosophy Department. I ended up reading a book he co-wrote entitled “Finding an Ending,” which was about the authors’ reflections on Richard Wagner’s operatic “Ring Cycle” and its lessons for how to find meaning in our lives. The book ends on the following note:
“We also know that everything that comes to be in [the world] must end, including all order and the very best of lives and loves. But in their mere presence, however ephemeral, they have the power to illumine the world in a manner that vindicates all.”
It is this search for a personal ending, a purpose that vindicates all, that was the driving force behind the founding of our law firm.
Lawyers sometimes get a bad rap in popular culture, but we see our work – at its core – as a way to help others achieve their own endings; a way to seek some meaning for a traumatic event or difficult life-situation that vindicates the suffering. While, at the same time, remembering any case is but one element of a total life-story; that while the goal is to find the right ending of a case at the right time, one should never let a case define the final summation of one’s existence. There is always more to life than one event, though that event has the capacity for deep scars and pain. It is for this reason our website balances words of aggression, strength and achievement with images of a more beautiful and peaceful world. An ideal world achieves balance, as does the ideal pursuit of a case.
In the end analysis, all truly is ephemeral. But the endings you find for your case and lives matter to you. And they matter to us.