At Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman we believe the ideal workplace is one where people feel welcome and valued. A place where collaboration, sharing of ideas and knowledge, and opportunities for growth abound for every team member. We are a law firm that shuns antiquated barriers and proverbial glass ceilings, but rather celebrates our differences. In fact, we credit our organic growth and ability to attain excellence in performance to the dynamic environment diversity brings.
WSHB was founded in 1997 by four attorneys who knew the law firm experience could be improved for both clients and attorneys. The firm's open-door, non-hierarchal culture has allowed our attorneys to thrive through teamwork, collaboration and working together for the benefit of our clients. Due to this environment, in which attorneys are encouraged to develop professionally without the stringencies found in other firms, WSHB enjoys organic growth, which maintains our carefully curated culture of collaboration and teamwork. As a result, clients often remark about the consistency in handling and results from office to office. With lawyers practicing in almost 30 states with 32 offices nationally, as well as a presence in London, we have the reach clients need. Moreover, our diverse geographic spread gives us insight and an advantage on local jurisdictions, jury pools and nuance. This steady growth has allowed us to keep consistency from office to office in the firm hallmarks -- communication, collaboration and results. Our practice includes a large and varied group of regional and international clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 corporations. The collective expertise spans a wide variety of practice areas that continues to grow.
WSHB attorneys have tried over 1,500 cases to verdict with an over 90% success rate. Our lawyers are thought leaders, frequently sought out as speakers and writers on emerging trends. Our trial lawyers include members of the highly esteemed American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and other invitation-only organizations that recognize their members for trial excellence. Under the mentorship of seasoned trial advocates, we offer exposure and opportunities to our associates early on so that they may develop and hone their trial skills.
Our formula is simple. WSHB attorneys utilize their high degree of legal prowess to meet each individual client's needs and accomplish real-time results. We know that a client's trust must be earned and our attorneys go above and beyond in that effort by introducing innovative and effective solutions to the real challenges that our clients face. No problem is too big or too small for the WSHB attorney. We roll up our sleeves and work hard. With a spirit of collaboration and deep dedication to serving our clients, the attorneys at WSHB achieve results in both verdicts and settlements across all practice areas. In short, we achieve results and are happy doing it. So are our clients.