If we are in the office we do try to answer the phone personally. However, if we are in court or meeting with a client, we encourage people to leave us a voicemail. Our clients appreciate that when they have taken the time and trouble to travel to our office and meet with us, they have our undivided attention. We do listen to our messages and return calls as soon as possible. As we value client contacts, we encourage people to leave messages. We also check our email daily, and respond as soon as we can.