The firm, founded in 1974, is a litigation firm with practice areas as varied as the interests of its members. Its lawyers practice in both federal and state trial and appellate courts, from the municipal courts to the Supreme Court of the United States, and handle a broad spectrum of civil and criminal cases. It was founded by lawyers who were and still are good friends and professional colleagues with a shared commitment to the use of the judicial system for its intended purpose of rendering true justice. Five of the firm's six partners have been selected by their professional peers to be included in the respected publication, Best Lawyers in America. In the years since its founding, the firm has grown slowly by the addition of exceptional lawyers who share the same vision and commitment.