Donald C. Wheaton Jr. P.C.
Real People. Real Problems. Solved.
Why Donald C. Wheaton Jr. P.C.?
Why me, then? Why should you choose Don Wheaton, “The Lawyer Who Makes House Calls™?” It’s simple: to me, every person and every case is significant. No matter is too trivial to discuss. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.
Legal matters are intensely personal, and I actually care about my Clients and what’s in their best interests – both now, and in the future. Yes, taking care of Clients is how I make a living; but to me a prospective Client is much more than just a potential paycheck.
When you call, you’ll talk to me (or, if I’m not immediately available, my voice mail and I’ll personally return the call at my earliest opportunity). I’ll schedule an appointment with you at your home, or somewhere else amenable to a private discussion. I have found over the years that Clients are more comfortable in their home or other familiar place than some stuffy, formalized office; and if documents need to be provided to me as part of that first meeting, they’re certainly not going to be in my office!
From the start, in our complimentary and no-obligation one-hour consultation, I will take the time to get to know you and your circumstances. I’ll ask you to look ahead and tell me where you want to be after the matter is closed. I’ll ask you questions, challenge your assumptions, and get as many facts and important events as I am able to get from you.
This first meeting is really an interview: I’m checking you out and you’re checking me out. If we both agree to work together, then I’ll prepare a fee agreement specific to your case that governs our relationship and helps to define our mutual expectations.
During the course of my 25 years of practice I have represented corporate clients listed on Fortune’s Top 25 list, as well as numerous small-to-medium-sized businesses, but the bulk of my cases have involved regular people. I don’t narrow my practice to representing only one gender; nor do I restrict myself to representing only plaintiffs (who are suing someone) or defendants (who have been sued). This has given me a uniquely balanced perspective on issues confronting both sides of the bar in a wide variety of legal matters.
So if you hire me I’ll do my best to explain in normal language the issues we identify and the potential consequences. I’ll discuss with you what, based on my experience, I think will happen if you make one choice over another. One thing I will never do is tell you what you must do, because you’re a grown-up and you have to make your own decisions (and live with the consequences). I’ll make recommendations, to be sure, and will exercise my professional judgment for what I believe is in your best interests, but ultimately you are the one who makes the final call or decision on case direction, settlement, and trial.
I invite you to take a look at the testimonials my Clients and fellow attorneys have generously given. You’ll see endorsements like, “caring,” “easy to talk to,” “honest,” “very patient,” “hard-working,” and “thorough, focused, and detail-oriented,” among others. I strive every day to live up to and fulfill these descriptions.
Real people. Real problems. Solved. That’s why you should hire me, Don Wheaton, The Lawyer Who Makes House Calls.TM