What an incredible evening it was last Thursday was, as we joined many other businesses that believe in conducting themselves with unwavering ethics and integrity. The occasion? The inaugural 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, a celebration of businesses committed to doing business the right way. We are thrilled to share that our firm, Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Patrick P.C., was selected as the only law firm finalists in this prestigious event, standing shoulder to shoulder with a diverse group of businesses, each with their unique stories of ethical excellence. In this blog, we’ll dive into the significance of this honor for our law firm and explore our unwavering commitment to ethical practices.
Did You Apply or Were You Nominated?
We eagerly applied for the 2023 BBB Torch Awards, as we recognized that their unwavering focus on ethics and integrity perfectly aligned with our own core values and standards. Preparing the application allowed us to introspect on our commitment to honesty, respect, transparency, and accountability in serving our clients. As finalists, we are inspired to continue enhancing our ethical practices and demonstrate that success comes not just from results, but from principled, caring service. Ethics matter immensely, and we are deeply honored to be considered among the most ethical businesses.
Why Ethics Matter to Our Firm
Ethics are at the core of our firm’s dealings with clients facing stressful financial and emotional situations. We embody ethical practices through transparent communication, meticulous record-keeping, safeguarding sensitive information, avoiding conflicts of interest, and always showing respect and compassion. Our dedication to honesty, discretion, loyalty, and dignity ensures that our clients receive justice, care, and peace of mind when it matters most. Upholding rigorous ethical standards is not optional – it’s how we earn client trust and provide dependable counsel during difficult times.
Community Engagement and Giving Back
While our law firm is just beginning to formally engage with the local community this year, giving back has always been important to us personally and professionally. Several of our team members including COO Brittany Truszkowski and Law Clerk Kaitlyn Monck have actively volunteered with organizations like the ALS Arizona Chapter and Women’s Empowerment. We believe that businesses have a duty to help the communities they operate in. We are committed to making service an integral and lasting part of our culture, enriching our community beyond legal work, and expanding our outreach and volunteerism in the years to come.
The Significance of Character, Company Culture, and Customer Relationships
For our firm, the character, company culture, and customer relationships are of paramount importance. We understand that compassionate counsel requires focusing on more than just the law. Our core values of kindness, open communication, and transparency guide all interactions. By cultivating an ethical, supportive spirit internally, we are best equipped to serve each client with care and empathy. Strong relationships built on trust enable clients to confide sensitive details critical to their case. Our character shines through in reliable, honest counsel and processes that maintain high ethical standards.
A Proud Moment with a Customer
While we cannot share specifics due to client confidentiality, we’ve been honored to help many clients through difficult times over the years. Witnessing their relief and gratitude when we smoothly resolve complex cases and achieve their hoped-for outcomes is incredibly rewarding. We are grateful to make a positive difference through compassionate, dedicated counsel across family law, bankruptcy, and consumer litigation. Our team works tirelessly because serving clients and the community is a deep commitment.
What Being a Torch Awards Finalist Means to Us
Being a Torch Award finalist means the world to us. Personally, it signifies that our commitment to integrity is recognized and celebrated. Professionally, it sends a powerful message that our ethical, transparent culture and core values resonate with the business community. This recognition motivates us to continue exemplifying upright business practices and inspires us to have a positive impact on a broader scale. While the heightened reputation will attract like-minded clients and team members, what matters most is that our daily efforts to do business the right way are being acknowledged. We are grateful for the chance to showcase ethical conduct and will continue working diligently to earn the trust placed in us.
BBB Accreditation and Its Benefits
We chose to become accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) because ethics and fair treatment have always been our core values. As a member, we uphold rigorous standards of honesty and transparency. This stamp of approval has built immense trust with new clients and partners, showcasing that we operate with integrity. For a values-driven company like ours, BBB accreditation was a natural fit. The credibility it brings has instilled immense trust and helped us stand out as a trusted organization. We are proud to be a BBB member.
Other Finalists and Local Businesses of the 2023 Torch Awards
Apart from our law firm, several other businesses were finalists in the 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. These businesses are also committed to ethical practices and integrity. Let’s take a quick look at some of them:
- McIlwain Mobility: A company dedicated to providing mobility solutions and equipment with a strong focus on ethical business practices.
- Connect with Clutch: A business that values ethical engagement and connections, aiming to foster transparent relationships in the marketplace.
- Lloyd’s of La Luna: A company with a commitment to ethical business practices, emphasizing honesty and integrity in their operations.
- Karate Today: A martial arts school that not only teaches martial arts skills but also instills ethical values in their students.
Being the only law firm finalists at the 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics is a tremendous honor and a testament to our unwavering commitment to ethical practices. We are proud to stand alongside other businesses and individuals who share our dedication to integrity, transparency, and doing business the right way. As we continue on our journey, we remain committed to upholding these principles, both in our firm and in our broader community. Together, we can inspire and promote ethical conduct in the business world, fostering a culture of trust, compassion, and respect.
Guiding people through sensitive legal matters requires prioritizing ethics and earning trust. We would be honored to put our award-winning ethical standards to work for you during this challenging time. Please reach out so we can schedule a consultation to discuss your situation and ensure you get the principled, caring counsel you deserve.