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Justice for Victims
October marked the 15th anniversary of VanMeveren Law Group. As the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun! Of course, mixed in with the fun is a lot of hard work and determination in the name of our clients. As you may know, I didn’t start my career on the side of the victim. After nearly 10 years of working for insurance companies as a defense attorney, I came to the realization that it did not sit well with me to attack people who were injured due to the negligence of the people I was defending. I saw a system that worked against those who were injured. And, to add insult to injury, the victims of negligent acts were often victimized again by insurance companies that would do anything to avoid paying the victim. While I found success as a defense attorney, it didn’t feel right. My sole purpose in establishing VanMeveren Law Group was to ensure that my injured clients were not victimized or taken advantage of by insurance companies, their adjusters, or their attorneys. Since opening our doors 15 years ago, I’ve worked hard to instill this purpose in each of our attorneys and legal assistants. I owe our attorneys and legal assistants a huge debt of gratitude. They have helped our clients over the years and worked together with a true spirit of cooperation, sympathy, and understanding. Today, our desire to level the playing field for our clients has never been stronger. And to better serve our clients, we’ve added awesome new attorneys and legal assistants to our team — people you
will get to know over the next few months as a special feature in the newsletter. This month, for instance, you’ll meet Katie Wooding, my loyal legal assistant who manages the front office. She brings a kind, calm, and friendly demeanor to the office and to every aspect of helping clients. Not only has she made my life easier, but she also has had a profound impact on many of our clients. Be sure to read her profile inside. My role within the firm has certainly shifted over the years. I’m not always on the front lines of every case, but I’m available, and every person in our firm can lean on me. You can rest assured our standards will never waver as we work as hard as ever to obtain the best possible outcome for every client. This isn’t to say we sue every negligent individual and ask for a million-dollar settlement. Rather, the team meets as part of a “mastermind” group. We gather every week to discuss the best plan for each and every client. Why take this approach? As the great writer Napoleon Hill stated, “The human mind is a form of energy, a part of it being spiritual in nature. When the minds of two people are coordinated in a spirit of harmony, the spiritual units of energy of each mind form an affinity, which constitutes the ‘psychic’ phase of the Master Mind.” I’m proud to say that our mastermind has the combined legal experience of over 100 years. This experience allows us to guide our clients through the murkiest waters of personal injury and insurance law.
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