Fighting for justiceMost clients already park behind the law offices of Maki, Ledin, Bick & Olson S.C. During the Tower Avenue reconstruction project, they’ll use the back door as well. About a quarter of their clients already use the rear entrance at 1109 Tower Ave., said firm partner Steve Ledin.
By: Maria Lockwood, Superior Telegram
Most clients already park behind the law offices of Maki, Ledin, Bick & Olson S.C. During the Tower Avenue reconstruction project, they’ll use the back door as well. About a quarter of their clients already use the rear entrance at 1109 Tower Ave., said firm partner Steve Ledin. It is completely handicap accessible and well-marked with a large sign.
For 32 years, the law firm has called the building home. Its seven attorneys provide a wide range of legal services, including personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, probate, elder law, bankruptcy, family law and trials/litigation. As the business described itself in a Telegram questionnaire, the firm is “fighting for justice throughout Northern Wisconsin.”
Despite the depth of services, Maki, Ledin, Bick & Olson remains a small-town practice and yes, Ledin said, they do make house calls.
Having been at the same site since 1982, the law firm has seen a number of construction projects.
“They’ve done the streets before, but never like this,” Ledin said. “Never where it’s been blocked off.” The law firm isn’t expecting a big impact to business. Unlike a retail establishment, the law firm doesn’t rely on walk-in traffic or passersby stopping in.
“We’re obviously a destination,” Ledin said and about 90 percent of their business is garnered through referrals. “We’ll survive it.”
Parking is available along Banks Avenue. Second-floor offices in the building can still be accessed through the south side door. Visitors can get to other main floor tenants, including Northern Title Land Co and Edward Jones investments, through the rear entrance as well.
Along with using the back door, visitors to Edward Jones may have to be escorted up to the front to protect confidentiality, according to Ledin and associate attorney Nate Cockerham.
“The big thing for us is confidentiality and privacy,” Ledin said.