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Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney on Winning

Our firm’s motto is “Winning is the Only Thing.”  It is taken from legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi.  What Lombardi said was, “Winning is not everything.  It is the only thing.”  He went on to clarify that while winning was itself everything, it was the will to win that meant everything because winning every game was not possible.  The Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos seeks to embody this motto with its representation of defendants in criminal and landlord & tenant courts in Philadelphia.

Lombardi understood winning must be tempered with reality.  Every team wants to win every game, but few teams in history have gone undefeated.  Some defendants hire lawyers based on who will guarantee a “win” of their case.  This is an unrealistic expectation in many cases.  Sometimes the evidence is stacked so heavily against the defendant a conventional “not guilty” verdict is impossible.  For example, a defendant caught on video committing a crime or linked with DNA evidence to the scene may have extreme difficulty winning their case.  Nevertheless, many of these defendants insist on lawyers who will guarantee a “win.”

There is danger in only hiring a lawyer who guarantees to win.  The first danger is he is probably dishonest.   He may be promising first and making excuses later.  He may be relying on luck or lost evidence, or police officer failure to appear to deliver on his promise.  If the fortunate circumstances do not materialize you will be stuck with a loss.

At the Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos, we understand that winning is important.  But no one can reasonably guarantee they will win every case.  At the end of the day, the lawyer you choose should be selected based on your confidence in his ability and his level of commitment.  If you are looking for a lawyer who promises to win, you may be hiring someone who doesn’t care enough to tell you the truth.

For few things in life and in the courtroom are certainties.  Winning is everything.  Winning is the only thing.  But no team goes undefeated.  What is possible is to hire a lawyer who will fight for you like his own family is on trial; a lawyer who will exhaust every avenue to ensure that justice is obtained for you or your loved ones.  What is possible is to hire a lawyer who will fight with the will to win every case.

If you have been charged with a crime, contact the Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos for an honest assessment of your case.  We do not guarantee victory.  But we guarantee bold, aggressive, and committed defense.  Our hundreds of satisfied clients speak louder than false promise.  Call now for a free consultation.