By Cecily Markland
After 27 years as the managing partner, founding member and senior litigator of Rowley Chapman & Barney Ltd., Paul S. Rowley says he is often asked, “How do I find the right attorney?”
“This really is an important question,” Rowley says.
He says, “At RC&B, we have a long history of good service and fighting for our clients and always looking out for them.”
RC&B also was runner up as Mesa Business of the Year in 2012 and, in 2011, “Attorney at Law” magazine recognized Rowley as Attorney of the Month.
“We know we’re doing things right, and we have a good reputation, but we want every one of our clients to feel comfortable when they choose to use our services. We want the fit to be right.”
He tells people, when considering an attorney:
- Google the attorney and the firm, and check the reviews.
- Arrange a face-to-face meeting to see if you have a good rapport with that particular attorney.
- Check to see if they trained at a good school, but also find out if they have continued their legal education. “For example, at RC&B, we have the latest technology in legal research that allows us to search other cases and stay up to date with the latest issues.”
- Make sure the office staff is personable and that you get the attention you deserve. “We pride ourselves in returning phone calls and in being accessible to our clients. Our clients are important and we want to take care of them,” Rowley says.
- Also check to ensure fees are reasonable and that they are ethical, as well as competent.
RC&B’s reputation and ability to deliver great results comes down to “strong partners,” “good service” and “taking time to do it right,” Rowley says.
A Mesa native and Westwood High School graduate, he graduated from Arizona State University with a business degree and finished top in his class at Southwestern University School of Law. He started his Mesa firm in 1987. Today, the full-service law firm has nine attorneys and a solid reputation for excellent legal services in a wide variety of practice areas.
Rowley currently is second counselor in the Mesa YSA West Stake presidency. He volunteers as a diver with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Divers Posse and as a pilot for Flights for Life and the Flying Samaritans, transporting blood, platelets or even organs for transplant and flying to Baja Mexico providing medical relief.
He says the attitude of service carries over as the firm works with clients, going the extra mile to meet their needs.
To contact Rowley Chapman & Barney at 63 E. Main St., Suite 501, in Mesa, call 480-833-1113 or visit www.azlegal.com for more information and several free articles.