For over 150 years, Howland, Hess has offered our
clients the best of two worlds - the stability that
comes from more than 150 years of law practice,
and the ability to keep pace with the intricacies
of the changing profession and world.
Our team of dedicated lawyers, assisted by a friendly
and capable staff, will devote their full attention
and expertise to your legal matter. Our "small firm"
atmosphere allows us to offer you personalized and
prompt service, but with the quality of work and
years of expertise that matches that of the largest
firms in the area.
In our commitment to serve our clients with the highest of standards, we pledge:
handle the legal affairs of our clients with excellence that exceeds
- To serve in a caring, convenient,
cost-effective and accessible manner.
- To maintain
integrity in our firm and earn the trust of our
clients with accountability and fairness.
- To communicate
openly and clearly.
Earning your trust and confidence is important
to us. We will keep you regularly advised of
the status of your matter, and we invite you to call
at any time with questions you may have. We
will be here for you in any emergency. If necessary,
we will meet clients at their home, office or
other convenient location.
We will work with you to control costs. Our
fees are based on the nature of the work.
For example, drawing up a will and similar
matters warrant a flat fee. Others require
an hourly rate or percentage fee. In personal
injury cases, our fee is contingent upon the
outcome of the case and we are entitled to
a fee only if a settlement or verdict is in
your favor. We put all fee agreements in writing.