Our offices share a common philosophy and culture of respect, teamwork and collegiality. Each office carries that off in a unique way which reflects the personalities of its lawyers and staff, and the nuances of its community. We value open doors and minds, and a free exchange of ideas about our work and the direction of our firm. All at Smith Moore Leatherwood work on a first-name basis. We welcome lively debate on the things that matter to our clients, and us. This necessarily involves thinking in the box, outside it, and sometimes just ignoring that the box is there at all.
We work hard for our clients because they expect it, and because the excellence we seek demands it. We also expect that the work of our lawyers and staff will not be to the exclusion of their families, friends and communities. We want the life of our firm to be an important part of the lives of its partners, associates and staff, but not the only part. This is always a balancing act, and we recognize it is harder to live than say. But maintaining balance is important to us all and pays dividends to us as individuals and as a firm, in both the short and the long term.
We seek to grow each of our offices with people and practices who share our values and vision, and who will challenge us to embrace change over complacency. Our commitment to one another is that we will cherish our firm's rich history, while being sure that it helps guide, not limit, our future.