After many years of representing clients aggressively in Court, it seemed appropriate to discuss some recent developments within the legal community and specifically, traffic defense.
In 1993, I began a practice in traffic defense in Orlando. It was a thrill to see the firm take off from the humble roots of an energetic solo practice. As a large client base developed, I had the good fortune of adding Alain Rivas to the firm and we established Skubiak & Rivas, P.A. Both Alain and I have been passionate about our practice from day one, and we both shared a love of daily court and the high pace and challenge of a busy firm.
It was important during these formative years that an internal code of conduct and culture to our firm be established. The relationships that I had the good fortune to develop through hard work and communication became paramount to continuing a large client following. My staff and I have always made ourselves available to clients – one of the tenets of our business. Every business day I have the privilege of meeting current and new clients to discuss and strategize their cases. We have an open door policy welcoming those that wish to consult us, every afternoon after court. Whatever the facts of an individual case may be, they are very important to each client and it is an honor that we are in a position of trust with these important matters. As we acknowledge every client’s trust as a responsibility we are serious about taking the emotional weight off of a client by this open door policy.
It is always a relief to clients that they may drop in any afternoon they wish to go over any other questions or issues they wish to discuss. It fosters excellent representation and puts our clients’ minds at ease as many cases take months to resolve. We have developed a strong history of representation across all fields of traffic defense and in all but a few cases over the years, we serve these clients or their friends and family again and again.
Over these past several years, I have noticed a disturbing trend. Firms have marketed traffic defense without offices or local staff to properly handle a case. There are firms that are based hundreds of miles away from Orlando. The clients do not have the privilege of meeting an attorney face to face, and are discouraged from contact after the initial Free Consultation. These same clients often come to me asking me how do these firms get away with such a loose practice. My short answer is that their practice is usually short lived.
It am thrilled to have offices in Orlando and Kissimmee that have been established for many years. Orlando office has been in the same building since 1999, and since we are here to stay, we bought the building.
Knowing your attorney, and hiring local counsel is a big advantage for serving a client. It has been our privilege to have an office in the center of town, to be a known presence within the local courts. We are recognized as a firm that delivers excellent service to our clients starting with a Free Consultation to the resolution of your case.
At Skubiak & Rivas, our clients are taken seriously. We succeed in Court because we can be found there every day fighting for our clients. That is a practice of our firm and that will never change. Please stay safe – we are here for you.
Robert P. Skubiak
Orlando Traffic Attorney