At the Ramos Law Firm, we respect the efforts of skilled and honorable attorneys who have gone before us. In the lead-up to President’s Day on February 19, we tip our hats to great presidents like Abraham Lincoln who were also great lawyers. Back in Lincoln’s day, attorney fees usually ranged from $5 to $20 per case. Lawyers were often all-purpose, meaning that they took on a wide variety of cases rather than specializing in a certain type of law like today’s attorneys do. Lincoln took on all manner of cases, ranging from civil to criminal. He was just as apt to assist a farm owner wanting protection for his livestock as he was to represent a major railroad company. His “bread and butter,” however, was in debt collection cases—mainly because these were the most common redresses brought to court at that time. Lincoln would often argue in favor of someone who had been the victim of a breached contract.
During Lincoln’s 25-year law career, he was particularly shrewd at taking complex cases and turning them into something understandable to the unwashed masses. He could cut straight to the heart of a case and reduce it to a handful of the most pressing points. While he was good at research, his real strength was in his ability to argue cases. He came to life in court, intuiting juries’ sentiments and persuading them to rule in his clients’ favor.
Lincoln had a prolific career; he and his partners took on over 5,000 cases. He argued a number of cases before the Illinois Supreme Court but just one case before the federal Supreme Court.
At the Ramos Law Firm, we are committed to showing the same respect for the American people that Lincoln exhibited in both his law practice and in his presidency. We have dedicated our careers to standing up for workers who have been injured on the job. Workers deserve proper and timely medical treatment, adequate compensation for missed work, compensation for permanent disability from work injuries, and retraining if their health issues keep them from starting a new job.
When people don’t hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help them navigate their case, they run the risk of falling prey to insurance companies who have years of experience in doing all that they can to avoid paying an adequate amount for workers’ injuries. Workers may get lost in the intricacies of the law and fail to present the proper evidence to make their case. At the Ramos Law Firm, we have recovered millions of dollars for Georgia’s injured workers over the past 10 years. We are dedicated to fighting for our clients so that they can focus on healing and returning to work.