At Ross Downs, Our Goal is to Get Real Justice for Real People, Just Like You.
Sometimes law firms think of their work as “arguing cases” and “winning judgments”. We may use that language too, but around here we are always mindful of one important thing: No matter how many millions in judgments we may win, at the heart of every case is a real person, and that’s what it’s all about. Real people getting justice.
Below are just a few recent examples of real clients and their stories. (*Note names have been changed and settlements estimated for confidentiality.)
John, Jane and Mary Brown’s Story
John Brown grew up in a small farm town in north Louisiana. His family was not well off, but they made do. They had each other. John went to high school, but he didn’t like it. He got into some trouble with the wrong people and eventually dropped out all together. He worked odd jobs around town, on farms, at convenience stores, at car lots, and car washes. He was able to make a life for himself.
Jane Brown moved to Louisiana when she was in high school. She met a man that she thought would be her savior and married him at the age of 17. They had two children, and after a few years, they divorced. Jane worked jobs around town trying to make ends meet to support her and her two children. Jane met another man and eventually had a child by him. Now she was raising three children on her own. She did the best that she could. She knew that she would have to return to school to get her GED if she ever wanted to get a good job. That was her plan and her intent.
John and Jane met through a friend. While their lives were very different, they seemed to “hit it off”. John was good to Jane. They were friends. They enjoyed spending time together and John liked to spend time with Jane and her three children. After some time, Jane became pregnant with John’s child. They had a beautiful baby girl named Mary. She was like the “glue that solidified” their relationship. They were a family, John, Jane, Mary and the other three kids. They were happy. John was working at a car dealership as a porter. He would…read more>
Joan White’s Story
Joan White was a hard working independent person. She loved to garden, grow flowers, and kept a flower garden. She also grew a vegetable garden full of squash, tomatoes, okra, turnip greens, snap beans, butter beans, and peas. She loved the taste of fresh grown vegetables right out of the garden. She prided herself on her gardens, and they were a regular topic of conversation with her friends and family. The smell of fresh blooming flowers, fresh cut grass, and the earth after a rain particularly, she enjoyed.
She loved to cook. The smells and aromas coming from the kitchen for a nice home cooked meal. And dessert, those warm, freshly baked, home cooked cookies and a glass of milk. Life was good. She even put together a church cookbook of some of her favorite recipes.
Joan was an outdoors person. She belonged to several deer hunting clubs. She would kill a couple of bucks a year and regularly did better than the men in the club. She loved to climb in a deer stand with a video camera even when it wasn’t deer season, and would spend hours watching deer and taping the deer. One year, Joan killed the biggest buck of the year, at the club, “The Big Buck.” She proudly had her picture taken and put on the wall of the clubhouse. Her picture…read more>