A limited niche practice that solves a small range of legal problems can make things easier for an attorney, but it doesn’t benefit clients unless they have a highly technical, specialized problem. We are certainly willing to call on expert specialist attorneys when needed, but most suburban families have typical needs, and they just don’t confine themselves to a single area of the law.
For example, the typical client who is going through a divorce may need changes to their property’s deed or may require a sale or lease contract for a new property, a new will, or maybe even a bankruptcy. Many attorneys happily take the client’s money for the divorce – then refuse to handle the client’s other legal issues, forcing the client to retain the services of multiple attorneys. After the client has invested time in searching for an attorney they like, and explaining the complexities of their situation, they must now start over and get another attorney up to speed on what they have been through, just to get the comprehensive advice they need. Who has time for that? Particularly when the legal issues are related to a single event, they often overlap client plans to purchase a new house from divorce settlement funds. A problem arises. Should you call the real estate attorney? The divorce attorney? Both?
No one wants to pay two attorneys for legal advice on the same problem! Nor should a client have to decipher two sets of legal advice, given with different aspects of the law in mind. Having an attorney who will help you look at all aspects of your problem is essential to helping you arrive at an effective solution. At Devolder Law Firm, our Tampa attorneys take care of a wide variety of legal issues, so our clients are not forced to seek help from multiple sources.
We understand the difficulty in, not only searching for a lawyer who fits your needs but briefing them on the particulars of your situation for each legal quandary. That's why when you work with us, you need only brief us one time and let our skilled attorneys take care of the rest.
We Love to Learn
We tutor law school students on the side, once a month, in nearly every subject. We get a lot of satisfaction from sharing our knowledge and learning techniques with others, but it also keeps us fresh on a wide array of legal topics. Practicing in a single legal field day in and day out makes it easy to forget legal principles from other disciplines, or to overlook alternative remedies. Where some practitioners see a single path, we strive to examine each problem from multiple angles, and provide a larger set of options and considerations to our client.
Our Key Values Set Us Apart
Devolder Law Firm operates under a specific value system we take extremely seriously. There are 3 values we strive to uphold in our daily work:
- Communication – We communicate, directly, with our clients. Lack of communication is the largest complaint most clients have about their attorneys. We know our job is more than just knowing the law, or even providing effective legal service – our clients need to remain informed about what is going on in their legal matter! Although we may not always be available on demand, and we must prioritize the needs of all our clients, we will speak to you directly whenever possible and will call you back – even if it is to say that we don’t have an answer yet. Although our time is valuable, our clients are valuable too. We embrace the use of modern technology to enhance our availability to clients, and yet we also know that sometimes, there is nothing quite as good as a good old-fashioned phone call or face to face meeting. At a minimum, you will receive an emailed weekly update on any ongoing legal matter you have – because communicating with you is a core value of our firm.
- Relatability – We can relate to our clients. We spent years working in corporate America, in middle management jobs, and remember the frustration of needing legal answers and not wanting to pay a fortune. We are homeowners, we are parents, and we have faced our own legal disputes – they are part of what sent us to law school! We are sincere and genuine, and enjoy knowing our clients as people, not just as a “legal matter.” We are interested in WHO our client is, outside of the service we are providing for them. In India, they say “Namaste” – I recognize the spirit within you. We acknowledge that spirit and seek to find meaningful common ground and understanding with you, in order to give you the best representation possible.
- Approachability – Many people view lawyers as a position of authority that deserves respect, a respect that somehow becomes intimidating, making some people feel weak, subservient, inferior, or quiet. We seek to minimize that canyon of separation. We are very approachable – call us, talk to us, tell us about it! Your information is kept strictly confidential and we are discreet. We hear all kinds of things from all kinds of people – and we do not judge, both because it serves no purpose and because it can only get in the way of helping efficiently. We do our best to avoid words and actions which increase unnecessary formality, or suggest unavailability, because we don’t want to make our clients feel unimportant. You can always reach out to us. We are here to help.
Devolder Law Firm puts the needs of our clients first above all other goals. We want you to succeed and will utilize our extensive legal techniques to obtain a positive outcome.
Our firm acknowledges clients concerns about paying for an attorney. We keep hourly fees reasonable for the average suburban family.
Our firm is conveniently located in a suburban first-floor office building with easy-access parking, less than 5 minutes from i-75.
Our clients always come first. We take the time to get to know you and understand your case. We're always available when you need us most.
We consider both legal and practical solutions that will help you achieve your goals.
Our goal was to create a law firm that you can relate to, one that is convenient to your home and easy to communicate with.
We understand you need answers - we prioritize your needs and keep you up to date with your case every step of the way.
Bryan is very experienced, knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy and very straight forward, he will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go.- Jose G.
Devolder Law Firm is professional, caring, attentive, firm in helping their clients reach solutions and ethical.- Amanda S.
They make you feel more like a friend/family than a client or a number. They are with you every step of the way.- Crystal C.
Whatever your concerns, have faith that the Devolder team will be on your side and with you every step of the way through the legal process!- Tom A.
Brian and Sara took care of my divorce and made it as painless as possible and got an outcome for that was well more then I could have thought of! I- Chris C.