We have hired a new associate attorney.
And that attorney is me. I could write this update in third-person, saying things like, "Plant Christensen & Kanell is proud to announce that it has hired Chaunceton Bird as an associate attorney," but writing about myself in third-person would only propagate the pretentious reputation lawyers often deserve. Plus, I wouldn't want to step on Bob Dole's toes.
After working as a law clerk for Plant Christensen & Kanell for two years during law school, I have been hired as an associate attorney. Having recently been sworn in to practice in all Utah Courts, the title is now official. I will be working in the same areas of practice that I worked in as a law clerk; namely, civil litigation—spanning from contract drafting to personal injury. I am also involved in much of the firm's insurance defense work, and regularly draft pleadings in plaintiffs' cases.
As a result of this new hiring, PCK now has eleven attorneys, six of which are partners, with the other five being associates. The law firm also has one receptionist, eight legal assistants, and an office manager.
PCK has grown in recent years, but has, for the most part of its over-one-hundred-year-history, maintained from ten to fifteen attorneys. The small firm size is ideal for clients who want specialized service, ease of communication, and valued input. The firm will likely continue to grow and contract over the years in its continued effort to provide clients an ideal balance of seasoned experience, and newly-trained wit.
I am happy to be counted among the ranks of PCK's attorneys, and I look forward to a successful career with the firm.