Samuel B. Johnson, Attorney, PLLC

Wills and Estates 


Family Law General Practice


Mission Statement

    Practicing law is a noble calling. I try to follow in the footsteps of such lawyers as Thomas More, Abraham Lincoln and Mohandas Gandhi. Closer to home, my model is the fictional character, Atticus Finch, from Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Basically I want to serve people by helping them solve problems. 

    Rather than getting rich by serving the rich, I would prefer to earn an honest living by serving normal, everyday people with their legal needs. 

    As much as possible, I want to facilitate negotiated resolutions rather than carry on courtroom warfare. I am not the best lawyer for the client who is thirsty for revenge, nor for the client who will pay thousands of dollars to a lawyer in order to win the vindication of a ten dollar settlement in court. In family law matters, I want to be a lawyer who promotes healing rather than one who pours salt into wounds. I want genuinely to promote the best interests of children so that they can be provided for financially in proportion to their parents' capacity and, equally importantly, so that they can have positive, healthy relationships with their parents and with everyone else who is family for them. 

    My goal is to help reverse the current negative stereotype of lawyers. I hope that my clients will find me to be someone who will work hard to serve them, someone who will support them and give them good advice, and someone who will be honest with them even when that is hard or awkward. My goal in life is to be admirable, and I want my clients to believe that in my service to them I am achieving that.


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