All of us lawyers start out with the best of intentions. Daily stress and requirements wear on us. We read in the papers about lawyers who have strayed and have been punished for doing things that are unethical, unprofessional, or even at times, illegal. This invariably provides fodder for those who relish in putting lawyers down and casting us as less than worthy of accolades. We are bound by a code of ethics and by rules of professionalism that set parameters of what we can and cannot do in most situations. I strive for more.
As a Georgia lawyer, I aspire every day to do the following:
- to put the interests of my clients before all else.
- to be a model for others (whether they are lawyers or not) in the law and in my community.
- to avoid all forms of wrongful discrimination in all of my lawyer activities and in every aspect of my life.
- to use all forms of the legal system for the common good.
- to open the legal system to as many people as possible in all walks of life, not only to the rich or powerful but to those who are less fortunate but who need competent representation because they have been killed or injured by the negligence of others.
- to practice with the rules of ethics and professionalism as my guide and to use these as a base on which to grow.
- to conduct myself with compassion, integrity and professionalism, even when faced with challenges–or especially when faced with challenges
- to let morality be my guide. Not just in the practice of law, but in everything I do.
- to practice law in a way that I can be proud of every day.
In practice, I try to use my moral compass to do the right thing. Not what the code of ethics says to do or what the rules of professional responsibility say, but rather I strive to use those as a base level. I try to do what is just and right at every turn. This, in turn, helps my clients in the long run. This I am sure of and this I want to continue to do. In fact, I am not aware of any situations in which this constant insistence on doing the right thing has caused a problem in the short term, not in the long run.
For over 25 years, Attorney Robert J. Fleming has been handling personal injury, dental malpractice and medical malpractice lawsuits for individuals and families who have been injured or died as a result of the negligence of others in the Atlanta, Georgia area. He is a partner in the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC and regularly handles cases in Atlanta as well as Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, College Park, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, Smyrna, Peachtree City, and other cities in Georgia. He is committed to making a difference in his clients’ lives. If you or family member has been seriously injured or died as a result of negligence and would like quality legal representation or if you would just like to consult about a potential case, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.