Founded to Promote Access to Justice
A Letter from our Managing Partner
I started this firm in November of 2012. I had recently graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law, passed the Virginia Bar, and I was hungry for work.
The economy for graduating lawyers that year was less than optimistic.
Instead of continuing what had been up to that point a fruitless job search, I decided to hang my own shingle. I’ll always be grateful for my wife’s support when I told her I wanted to work for myself.
I called a friend of mine who headed a pro bono immigration legal clinic and left a voicemail saying I wanted to take on a case or two to get my name out in the community.
It didn’t take him long to call back.
“You asked if you could take a couple of cases,” he told me over the phone. “How would you like to take on a couple hundred?”
My friend was transitioning his practice and switching to another firm, and it turned out that he wouldn’t be able to head up the legal clinic he had founded.
Going from zero to 200 clients in about a week was as daunting a task as it sounds. The majority of the clients had been promised pro bono representation, and for that first year it was a tricky balancing act helping as many clients as I could pro bono while trying to make a living and grow a practice.
Because I was doing so much pro bono, a friend offered me some free office space to setup shop. It was difficult to jump into a new area of law, start a practice, and try to make a living all at the same time, but I did it.
And now, years later, it’s not just me anymore.
Today, I’m excited to lead a firm with a growing number of attorneys and staff that focuses on delivering the best possible client experience. We don’t take your decision to trust us lightly, and we look forward to giving you a superior client experience,
Managing Partner, Tingen Law, PLLC
Do you know how hard it is to find a lawyer that you can trust? Jacob [Tingen] has been our lawyer for 3 years now and he is excellent. He has been great for us, the very best. I wouldn’t be in school right now if it wasn’t for Jacob.