Today we continue our DWI Masters Series, with Buncombe County attorney Al Messer. Mentor is defined as “an experienced or trusted advisor, particularly of a younger colleague.” Al has acted as an incredible example and mentor to numerous younger attorneys in the local bar, including the host of this Podcast. Established as one of the great criminal defense attorneys in the Asheville area, Al has always gone out of his way to help others in the criminal defense bar whenever they have a question. Celebrating his 25th year in practice, he is board certified in both state and federal criminal law. Al shares some of the keys to building his successful practice in today’s episode.
Hear Al discuss the importance of establishing trust early in the initial conversation with any potential client and his method for doing this.
Uncover why Al considers client communication critical to the success of his practice.
Discover Al’s modus operandi for handling a district court DWI client from initial phone call to final court date.
Listen as Jake and Al discuss the importance of mentors to the criminal defense bar and how Al’s mentorship has been instrumental in Jake’s practice.