I am a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer; that's my job description, and a kind of title for what I do. While that describes me in a very general way, it leaves out the most important aspect of my chosen occupation - my passion. This article will be about what I truly love about handling (and winning) Michigan driver's license appeal cases, and why my "passion" for it represents a lot more than just modern marketing hype.
The word "passion" has been creeping into advertising lingo over the last few years, and I want to differentiate the way I use it from it's current (and nearly meaningless) overuse. Think back to when the term "maximum" suddenly wasn't enough; products thereafter became "extreme," "mega," and then "ultimate." When having a "gold" card wouldn't do, they were made "platinum," and later, "titanium." "Passion" is being co-opted in the same way. Lawyers are now talking about having a "passion" for winning, as if that's something special. Everyone likes winning. The passion I'm talking about is for the work I do, every bit as much as the results I achieve.
In my driver's license appeal practice, it's the work itself that is my reward. Of course, I expect to win every case I take, and while that's the "icing on the cake," it is my concern for the clients whose cases I handle that drives me to make sure every case turns out to be a winner. In fact, I take my work so seriously that I provide a guaranteed win in every license appeal case I file. My guarantee isn't just the by-product of blind passion, either; it's the result of unrelenting attention to detail and intelligent case preparation.
It might help to look at things in reverse, kind of like turning the telescope backward. The end product of my work is that I win back your Michigan driver's license. That's certainly a reason to celebrate, and, at least the way I see things, a lot more rewarding than much of the other work lawyers do. I've never handled a divorce case, but I cannot imagine that there is a lot to celebrate about when a once happy couple breaks up for good. In fact, the parties are likely upset going into the divorce, and not much better when it's all over. Divorce is an ugly business, and almost the emotional opposite of winning back your driver's license.
Beyond being legally eligible to file for restoration of your driver's license (or a clearance of the Michigan hold on your driving record), the absolute key to winning a Michigan restoration of your driver's license is that you have really quit drinking and become sober. I require sobriety as a condition to accept a license appeal case, and that makes all the difference in the world in the kind of people with whom I interact. If you have made the life-changing transition from drinker to non-drinker, you know how profoundly different you are now as compared to before, when you were still drinking. One of the most prominent characteristics of anyone in recovery is the change (always for the better) in his or her disposition.
The beauty of all this is that my license restoration client base consists of sober people. Think about how different my sober license restoration client base is compared to any other group of people a lawyer could represent. Any person dealing with a criminal charge, a divorce, a DUI, or even a personal injury accident is not, by definition, a "happy camper." As lawyers tell it, none of those clients come in "on a roll." But mine do...