This reputation for trial excellence has developed through his “unique and blistering cross-examination that is both methodical and ruthless”, so much so, that some of his methods are currently taught in local criminal justice programs, and used in the Public Defender’s office.
Legal representation should not be a revolving door. I believe that four important qualities required to be a good attorney are good character, knowledge and skill in the practice, judgment, and the willingness to work hard.
I do one thing: I take care of my client – it’s me and my client against the world.
I don’t take hundreds of clients. I take only solid cases, and I personally handle every case. You are not handed off to some inexperienced associate who might not know anything about your case.
Why do other firms hand off their court appearances to associates? It’s so that the attorney can go out to breakfast, or get some time on the golf course. Ask anyone who knows Mr. Viacava – they’ll tell you that Joe is not the golfing type.
The best defenses are developed when a lawyer and client work together as a team. After all, the lawyer was not there when the event occurred. He needs his client for the smallest of details, so the defense and the strategy can be mounted; this is how cases are won.
Plus hard work, communications, tireless negotiation, cases and trial preparations, necessary resources, extensive motion practice, trial practice, appellate practice, and superior research and writing enable the lawyer to win not by begging, but by ultimately taking what is ours.
I did not get into this business to make friends. The prosecutor’s job is to see that justice is done. My job is to win.
Mr. Viacava applies a blue collar approach through a tireless work ethic, and always goes the extra step by trying everything. He is always humbled and honored by the fact that you could have picked any lawyer in the world, and you picked him: it’s a fact that he never forgets.
You only have once chance with your case – you need someone who understands that, and truly is in your corner.