Anglin, Flewelling, Rasmussen, Campbell & Trytten LLP (“AFRCT”) is one of the West Coast’s leading full-service business law firms. Headquartered in Pasadena, California with offices located in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, AFRCT has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” (2011-2017) and is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Our lawyers consist of graduates from top law schools and are nationally recognized legal experts. Practice areas include, business transactions, real estate, finance, lender liability defense, commercial litigation, appellate, non-profit organizations, probate, estate planning and tax, business succession planning, employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Our clients range from private and family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. AFRCT combines sophisticated and professional legal representation with hometown service. Our team of experienced, qualified, and results-oriented attorneys work tirelessly on our client’s behalf.
The firm was founded on a model different from most law firms:
We hire seasoned lawyers. Our lawyers average more than 16 years of experience. With all of our lawyers graduating from top law schools and with most training at large law firms, each joined AFRCT for a collegial environment that values diversity and pursues the highest quality work product. What this means for our clients is that our lawyers are experienced, skillful and capable of handling a matter from start to finish. We are not staffed with legions of junior associates facing steep learning curves and heavy billable hour requirements. Our paralegal team is no different, as it averages more than ten years of experience. Our clients, many of whom we have represented for decades, enjoy dealing with our lawyers because experience counts.
We are sensitive to our clients’ desire to control costs. Our investment in a strong technological infrastructure, efficient management, and a comfortable and accessible environment for our clients have also reduced overhead. And our commitment to hiring only experienced lawyers likewise creates cost efficiencies. We pass those savings on to our clients, with billing arrangements typically 40% below those of national firms and 20% below larger regional firms. Unlike most, we do not bill our clients for overhead expenses such as postage, fax, secretarial overtime and phone charges. Our clients appreciate our efforts to control costs because delivering value is critical.
We are results-oriented. The combination of vast experience and a keen understanding of our clients’ desired result allows us to avoid getting caught up in unnecessary minutiae, or personal battles with opposing counsel, that can add cost and aggravation to the process. We foster a collaborative approach with our clients characterized by responsive and open communication that begins with the first meeting and continues throughout our representation. Our passionate and pragmatic advocacy for our clients has forged enduring relationships focused on our clients’ needs and objectives, because results matter.
We value diversity. AFRCT is committed to reflecting and growing the rich diversity of the clients and communities that it serves. We also believe that a diverse firm of attorneys and staff will foster creative thinking and an enhanced work environment and legal product. Nearly half of the firm’s attorneys are women or members of a recognized minority. AFRCT also offers language skills in Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, French, Italian and Spanish.