About Us

With several different practice areas which are clearly unrelated, how does one understand what sort of a firm SutterWilliams is?

SutterWilliams is best understood by our Compass.  Read on.

The Compass

The Compass is a tool we use to remind us of our DNA, our values, our mission, and most importantly, our Great Purpose.

Lets look into each one.

Great Purpose

Our Great Purpose describes the reason we exist,  it points us to True North.  While the way we go about it may change over long periods of time, the Great Purpose – the way that we believe we make the world a better place by the work we do – never does.

It is summarized by three key phrases. Click on the plus sign next to each to learn more.

 

The Great Purpose of SutterWilliams

Stewards of Truth

There are few things we value higher than the truth. We see ourselves as being responsible to safeguard the truth… for the sake of our clients, for the sake of ourselves, for the sake of the law. 

Doing Right

Every time we make a choice, and we make hundreds in a single day, we are making choices between right and wrong. No matter what we do, no matter what area of the law we practice, no matter who we are with, we are committed not to do wrong, and not to equivocate.  We commit to doing right.

Seeking Justice

The American justice system is, by its very nature, adverserial.  Two different perspectives come together to find justice in front of an impartical arbiter.  We trust that our colleagues on the other side of the issue will rigorously advocate for justice for their client within the bounds of truth, ethics and civility.

We will do the same.

Our DNA

Our organizational DNA, like the DNA of biological beings is the sum total of all that has gone into it to make it what it is.  It is located on the east of the Compass because that is where the sun rises.  Every day we get up in the morning and look in the mirror… we see who we are.  Because who we are determines in very large measure how we behave, the choices we make, the values we hold, and the organizations we lead, understanding our DNA is vital to understanding SutterWilliams.

 

Our Practice

Workers' Compensation

We are a defense firm, representing insurance companies and employers.

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Wills / Estates Planning & Administration

We help individuals and families design and execute wills, and estate planning.

Landlord - Tenant

We represent landlords and tenants in matters of landlord-tenant law.

Why Choose Us

Honest, Expert Lawyers

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Modern Legal Care

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Over 900 Cases Won

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Our Philosophy

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The Law Comes First

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Honest Communication

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Committed to Excellence

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Our Attorneys

Workers’ Compensation

Wills / Estates

Landlord – Tenant

Paul E. Sutter

Paul E. Sutter

Senior Partner

Orlando (Lanny) Sodini

Orlando (Lanny) Sodini

Associate Attorney

Kathryn VanDeveer

Kathryn VanDeveer

Associate Attorney

Toni J. Williams

Toni J. Williams

Managing Partner

Kathryn VanDeveer

Kathryn VanDeveer

Associate Attorney

Deanna Istik

Deanna Istik

Associate Attorney

Trials

Cases Won

Lawyers

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