What Does Professionalism Mean to You?

Every few years, there is a dramatic shift in professional norms. Take, for example, the issue of tattoos. While being inked up was common in the military and in a few industrial fields, the idea of having visible tattoos at work was simply outrageous just a few years ago. Now, it is more than commonplace!

The same could be said for earrings or other piercings, especially for male workers. I have no idea what the future holds for what is and is not considered professional. However, I can assume that the customs and concepts associated with professionalism will likely change with time.

Some fields of work, however, have still retained a stricter sense of what is considered appropriate to wear. It does not seem likely we will see shorts on the floor of Congress any time soon, after all.

Other industries that are still rather formal (at least in their dress) include:

  • Legal industry
  • Banking and finance
  • Government and politics 
  • Security and diplomacy

However, I recently found out about a team of lawyers that shove aside traditional conceptions of professionalism and instead produce an environment more familiar to their clients: Pete Leehey and his group of Biker Lawyers present themselves just like their clients: wearing biker leathers, helmets, and post with actual motorcycles.

You see, motorcycle riders are often the victims of accidents at the hands of negligent or careless drivers. Because cars are so much bigger than motorcycles, auto collisions can do real damage to motorcycle riders. 

There is a need for dedicated lawyers willing to fight for compensation and justice on the behalf of motorcyclists. The Biker Lawyers fulfill that need and look like their clients while doing so. 

Talking to a lawyer can be intimidating, even if you also wear a suit and tie to work every day. But the stress of meeting with a lawyer on top of feeling underdressed might be the final factor that could cause a person to skip out on finding legal representation.

And a person who is the victim of a negligent car accident injury missing out on proper legal counsel? Well, that is a situation in which no one wins! Obviously, lawyers need clients in order to maintain a law firm. 

But clients also need lawyers in order to properly negotiate with insurance companies, the other driver, and other parties that might prey upon them in the confusing legal mess after an accident. As a result, it is in the best interest of people like The Biker Lawyers to present themselves in an open and honest way that breeds familiarity, not anxiety.

If you have been the victim of a car accident or motorcycle accident, find yourself a lawyer. They are going to be able to fight for you in a way that you cannot do yourself, no matter what you wear to work every day.

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