What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned since graduating from law school?

Many attorneys are excellent technicians and advocates, but a small number become their client’s trusted advisor. A lawyer in this privileged position must have a deep understanding of their client’s industry, business, and strategic plan, as well as share their client’s sense of urgency for their business. And, please, don’t let your client feel as though you are on the clock for every phone call/discussion.

Matthew A. Heinle '95 Co-Managing Partner, Brennan, Manna, & Diamond Akron, Ohio