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Human potential is extraordinary in Virginia court and beyond

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Human potential is extraordinary in court and beyond, says Fairfax criminal lawyer

My Virginia criminal defense work is about harmonizing and reversing difficult situations and liberating my clients, from their charges. from their risks, and from their potential and actual incarceration. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I repeatedly experience the great things that can happen from recognizing and cultivating one’s human potential, including through reversing and transcending one’s mis=steps. This approach of making ourselves better humans and applying that to our lives and work is a big part of the Trial Lawyers College that I attended for an entire month in 1995, ten miles from the nearest paved road and with the right setting in Western Wyoming and people for knowing and revealing our trues selves and emerging more persuasively powerful than ever. Whereas what I learned about Tony Robbins was more hype than sufficient help, such great teachers at the Trial Lawyers College as Steve Rench, Don Clarkson, Gerry Spence and my roommate Bob Hilliard have helped me direct myself to quantum heights.

Looking inward is a key to unleashing our greatest human potential

Once we decline to let others upset or annoy us — ranging from people inconsiderate enough to smoke right at building entrances, to those who will lie on the witness stand in criminal court to save their butts — then we can do the real work of living, fighting, and achieving our human potential by quantum leaps. That is why I am drawn to great music and other great art, which is limited only by the imagination. A great musician and artist does not awaken wondering how the audience and critics will greet his or her work. S/he instead simply gets to work; the artist and his or her art are inseparably intertwined.

A criminal defense lawyer can reach great heights even when his client feels in the dumps; the client can catch up

When I defend my clients, sometimes I feel like I am at once at a high quantum level while encouraging my client that s/he has the potential to join me there. When my client is kvetching and calling me on end, that does not mean that I am failing, but instead that this is where my client is at. Great oncologists, criminal defense lawyers, and suicide prevention professionals do not shy away from crises, but instead go right to the battlefield where they are needed, with their necessary weapons, and most importantly delivering the fight that is needed, barely ever being rattled. Fortunately, I have experienced time and again my clients starting from their first visit with me feeling that their life has fallen apart to metamorphosizing into much more powerful people for them and their cases with their human potential by the time we are finished in court.

This process takes work, not brute force but hard work nonetheless

This whole process of reaching our full human potential and knowing our true selves for criminal court and beyond takes hard and smart work. For a criminal defense lawyer, s/he need strong persuasion skills, knowledge and relevant synthesis and articulation of the applicable law as it relates to the particular evidence and law of the case, and the ability to transcend and rise above actual and perceived sh*tstorms.

Fairfax criminal lawyer Jonathan Katz digs deep to find and reveal the winning possibilities and weapons for defending against Virginia felony, misdemeanor and DUI prosecutions. Jon Katz will be delighted to meet with you for a free in-person confidential consultation about your court-pending case, usually able to meet with you within one business day of your call to his staff at 703-383-1100. 

1 Comment

  1. Lewis M. Silber on April 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Love this, Jon!