The Elder & Watkins difference focuses around several cornerstone values. These values sum up the small town ideals most formative for the attorneys of Elder & Watkins.
- Careful listening
At Elder & Watkins, listening to clients is priority one. Each case is different, as are each client’s needs.
- Prompt service
The attorneys and staff at Elder & Watkins understand that clients want their needs to be addressed in a timely fashion. They are prompt in returning phone calls and emails and completing tasks for their clients. Elder & Watkins is attentive to every step of their client’s journey.
- Real relationships
Elder & Watkins believes that establishing authentic relationships with clients is essential to providing the best possible legal services. A comprehensive knowledge of the individual allows the attorneys of Elder & Watkins to construct a tailored approach to every case.. This “whole person” approach is key to firm’s people-focused standard of practice.
- Creative strategies
Avoiding a one-size-fits-all style of practice, Elder & Watkins excels at thinking outside of the box to solve their clients’ problems and meet their needs. The attorneys believe that good lawyering is much like preventative medicine; it requires skilled planning to anticipate a client’s future needs and meet them accordingly.
- Community commitment
Created and operated by Southside Virginia natives, Elder & Watkins offers an unmatched level of local understanding. Intimately acquainted with the people, politics and problems of Southside Virginia, the attorneys of Elder & Watkins have long-standing relationships with other local attorneys, clerks and government officials. This first-hand contact and awareness gives Elder & Watkins its most defining value: continued commitment to and investment in the community.