Our Philosophy

The practice of law has changed a great deal in the four decades since Arthur Serota opened his one room office in the Court Square Building in downtown Springfield. Many lawyers attempt to attract business by putting pictures of themselves on the sides of buses and on billboards. Others hire famous actors to do canned commercials touting their supposed talents.

We view the practice of law as a dignified and honorable profession. Therefore, you won’t find us on the side of a bus, on a billboard or on television. We have chosen to get our message to prospective clients the old fashioned way – by reputation and by word of mouth from satisfied clients.

We cut our teeth by representing the downtrodden and by taking on unpopular causes. With that background, we learned what it means to work hard and to have to fight for what is rightfully yours. We have taken that experience, and the knowledge gained from it, and put it to work in the more traditional areas of practice that we engage in today. We don’t make pie-in-the-sky promises to attract and keep our clients. Our lawyers pledge nothing more or less than the diligence, perseverance, and personal attention to your case that we have provided to thousands of other satisfied clients for over forty years.

We are proud of the fact that we have received the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directories, the nation’s premier rating service for lawyers and law firms. We are also rated a tier 1 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Reports-Best Law Firms.  We earned these ratings from our peers in the legal community, who know first-hand our tradition of hard work, dedication and integrity. We promise to handle your legal matter, no matter how large or small, with the same level of skill and professionalism that has made us a leader in the Western Massachusetts legal community.