Frances Baillon and Joni Thome were recently featured in Attorney At Law. The article discusses their team-based approach to litigating employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases.
Frances Baillon and Joni Thome were recently featured in Attorney At Law. The article discusses the attorneys’ team-based approach to litigating employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases. A fundamental operating principle of the firm is to give each client or prospective client careful attention from the moment they contact the office. Every individual who calls speaks with an attorney right from the start. “Whether you’re an executive or a line worker, employment is a huge part of all of our identities and losing that and your livelihood is completely devastating. We spend a lot of time on the front end to work with each potential client to determine which facts are relevant, sort out their legal options and then make strategic decisions of how to move forward” Thome said.
The article also discusses the way in which the firm works together to best meet the needs of the client, putting a team of lawyers together with backgrounds that will maximize results for the client. However, Baillon also notes a common strand that brings the team together:
“Most of us at the firm have some background working for social justice, equality, and fairness. I think that work helps us all understand the privilege we have to give a voice to the voiceless — those who have been fired, those who have been discriminated against and those who may have been the victim of an assault or battery. I am continually inspired and humbled by our client’s bravery. Litigation is not a fun process — it is hard — but I am honored to take on that battle with them.”
You can read more about Frances Baillon and Joni Thome’s commitment to employment law in the Women in Law Special Issue of Twin Cities Attorney at Law magazine.