Mission Statement

Our firm’s mission is to provide our clients with the highest level of professional assistance. These are not just words, but the value that drives each person within our firm. We are dedicated to obtaining financial justice to each client for their injuries and losses. We recognize that each client is important and that the outcome of their case can seriously affect their future. For that reason, we pride ourselves on focusing on each and every individual client, we believe in being prepared, working hard, working smart, maintaining focus and developing close relationships with our clients. We are not a large corporate out of town or of state law firm.

We believe that each client’s interests and case can only be effectively presented to the corporate insurance company by an attorney (not a case manager), from this community, that knows you personally, knows your doctors, knows the courts, the clerks the judges all personally and has an investment in you as a client and an investment in the our community.

Much of our personal satisfaction comes from earning the trust and confidence of our clients; the value in treating every person with the dignity and respect they deserve; and, the positive rewards which come from the financial security we recover for our clients and their families.

We are privileged to serve our clients and our community. We maintain a commitment to excellence and justice with an unyielding devotion and dedication to our core principles. Simply, we are committed to fighting for our clients in a dignified, professional and honest manner. We will not stop until justice has been served. This philosophy guides how we work on each case every day.

From the onset of this law firm, we have focused on representing the individual person who suffered personal injury in automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents and of nursing home neglect and those who face criminal charges. The firm also represents clients who suffered a loss of a loved one through a wrongful death—a death caused by negligence, neglect or wrongful act of another. We diligently prepare and present the strongest case possible to obtain maximum recovery, compensation and results.

This firm is always aware of the wise statement told to Attorney Mark Casto by his late father, Frank Casto, when Mark was young and trying to decide what to do with his career. Mr. Frank Casto told Mark that large “companies and corporations have no soul”.   With this great truth in mind, we will never be a large corporation like law firm for your very personal – personal injury case, instead The Casto Law Firm is where representing the individual is our only business.

Your attorney/client relationship is established from the first day you come to our firm, and because we live here in this community with you, our relationship continues long after your case has concluded. We have heard some attorneys’ state that their goal is for their family’s law firm to be known as the “Dream Team” or be known by a quick one call one line slogan. While such statements may show ambition, they are made by attorneys who have rarely, if ever, been in Columbus, Georgia. Their goals provide meaningful information about their firm, this information is that they are only concerned with their bottom line corporate success. We call this “profits over people”. We believe that the client should be successful and that a successful client in turn will reap the rewards of our success in the community.

For this reason, The Casto Law Firm’s “mission statement” collectively consists of the following:

  • To treat each client with dignity and respect (because the legal system likely will not);
  • To keep each client reasonably informed regarding all significant developments in their case;
  • To always give honest straight forward advice to clients;
  • To have genuine empathy for each client (cause they certainly did not wish to be in the situation in which they find themselves;
  • To be an aggressive (but at all times ethical) advocate for each client; and
  • To always fight for the best possible outcome for each client.

 

THE LAWYER’S (AND THE CASTO LAW FIRM’S) CREED

To my clients, I offer faithfulness, competence, diligence, and good judgment.  I will strive to represent you as I would want to be represented and to be worthy of your trust.

To the opposing parties and their counsel, I offer fairness, integrity and civility.  I will seek reconciliation and, if we fail, I will strive to make our dispute a dignified one.

To the courts and other tribunals, and to those who assist them, I offer respect, candor and courtesy.  I will strive to do honor to the search for justice.

To my colleagues in the practice of law, I offer concern for your welfare.  I will strive to make our association a professional relationship.

To the profession, I offer assistance. I will strive to keep our business a profession and our profession a calling in the spirit of public service.

To the public and our systems of justice, I offer service. I will strive to improve the law and our legal system, to make the law and our legal system available to all, and to seek the common good through the representation of my clients.