It is our desire and intent to represent you at all times in a manner consistent with our Credo. Adopted in 1987, our Credo is the following mission statement containing standards by which our performance is measured:
We are a firm of professionals whose goal is to provide excellent legal services to our clients for fair and reasonable compensation. We practice as a firm, not as individuals. We seek to earn and maintain the respect of our clients, our colleagues and the legal community, as well as enhance self-respect by providing outstanding professional services to our clients.
Our goal is to be the best law firm possible, not necessarily the biggest or most profitable.
In all matters, we shall undertake to represent each of our clients as we would want to be represented. As lawyers, each of us commits to excel in our individual areas of practice and provide our clients the full benefit of our knowledge, ability and effort. We recognize that our continued success requires a firm investment in human and technical resources. We commit to the investment of time, energy and money as an integral part of our practice so that the quality of our organization can be continually improved. We recognize our accountability to each other and mutual responsibility for the implementation of this Credo.
We strive to enable our employees to grow to their highest potential while rewarding their personal efforts and contributions. We shall provide a quality working environment for our employees and accord them the recognition which they deserve. We recognize our obligations to our families and to the community in which we live and work. We support civic activities and encourage our members to participate in them.
We intend to conduct this firm in a businesslike manner, employing all the benefits and economies of technology and efficient organization. We reject, however, the concept that the practice of law is to be shaped by a profit orientation which diverts and obstructs us from the achievement of our professional goals. We view our ultimate objective as the rendering of quality service.
Bryan Graff, Ryan Swanson’s Managing Director