Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) April 19, 2010
Indianapolis law firm Price Waicukauski & Riley, LLC (http://www.price-law.com/) has been selected as a Member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus) as the organization’s exclusive Indianapolis plaintiff’s litigation law firm. This honor places a spotlight on a firm that focuses on representing plaintiffs in complex cases including business disputes, professional malpractice, property rights, class actions, and pharmaceutical drug litigation.
Primerus (http://www.primerus.com/about.htm) is an international alliance of top-rated, independent law firms located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, & the U.K. Primerus’ member firms must have the maximum AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the peer review rating source that lawyers use to find other lawyers. Further, prospective member law firms must submit to a rigorous evaluation which includes candid assessments from judges, fellow attorneys, current and former clients, bar associations, and malpractice insurance carriers.
Every lawyer in the Primerus network shares a commitment to a set of common values known as the Six Pillars.
1) Integrity - Research shows that integrity is the number-one quality Americans want from their lawyers. After all, legal matters can be very sensitive. Clients should be able to trust their attorney completely.
2) Excellent Work Product - Work product is more than winning or losing. It means that all of a lawyer's work for clients is of consistent, high quality. It means that records, as well as communications with clients, are detailed and clear. It means phone calls are returned, deadlines met and promises kept. Primerus ensures quality of members' work product through strict pre-screening, checking with clients, judges and other local attorneys as well as by choosing members who specialize in certain areas of law.
3) Reasonable Fees - Primerus member firms may work by the hour, on a contingency plan (pay if you win), or on other fee arrangements. But regardless of the structure, the fees must be reasonable, based on what is customary in their geographic area, and on the individual attorney's knowledge and experience.
4) Continuing Education - For Primerus members, education doesn't end with a law degree. Primerus attorneys are required to complete an average of 30 hours of C.L.E. (Continuing Legal Education) a year. This is more than twice the typical state bar C.L.E. requirement.
5) Civility - Primerus members still hold the courtroom to be a place of honor. Accordingly, as officers of the court, all lawyers and judges deserve our respect, even when in disagreement. Members may express themselves strongly, but never rudely. Primerus attorneys pledge courtesy and civility, in accordance with the profession's noblest traditions.
6) Community Service - Primerus members believe that law, in its purest sense, is community service. The law, fundamentally, exists to hold communities together. Primerus members pledge themselves to numerous community service endeavors including pro bono services for those who cannot afford legal counsel.
“We are proud to welcome Price Waicukauski & Riley (http://www.primerus.com/firms/price_waicukauski_riley.htm) into our organization,” says John C. Buchanan, president of Primerus. “The firm has not only passed our rigorous screening process, but has distinguished themselves as a firm delivering legal services of the highest standards.”
In addition to being named to the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, principal members Henry Price, Ronald Waicukauski, and William Riley were recently named to Super Lawyers and associates Jamie Kendall and Joseph Williams were chosen to the same publication’s list of Rising Stars (http://www.price-law.com/CM/Custom/TOCAttorneys.asp).