“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.”

Abraham Lincoln

We have enjoyed long-term relationships with many clients over the years.

Often those clients have generously referred others to us. As we get acquainted with a new client, we usually ask “what is the main reason that you chose us?” Many respond that it is because “my friend said you do a great job.” What an honor to regularly hear that our firm has a reputation for excellence. What a privilege when we can prove to you that excellence is our goal.

We believe that doing our job well begins with investing ourselves in a relationship with you. Our expertise in law would gain nothing for you if we didn’t take time to listen and to understand who you are and what you need.

Who, then, are you?

You’re a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker; you’re a doctor, a lawyer or industry chief. You’re single or you’re married. You have children or you don’t. You’re an employee or an employer. You own things and want to keep them. You’re just starting out or you’re retired. You’re buying or you’re selling. You have a problem or you want to avoid one. You want respect. You want value. You want solid advice. You want solutions. We want to help.

So, who are we?

We are lawyers. We are the kind of lawyers that everybody needs for their whole life. We are the kind of lawyers that are interested in your life. We are the kind of lawyers that want to protect and preserve and defend the things that are important to you. We’re the kind of lawyers that realize that it’s not about what we think about ourselves, it’s about what you determine is true.

Welcome to our website.

We hope that as you read about The People and The Practice that some of your questions about Shortridge, Fitzke & Hultquist, P.C. will be answered. But these are only shadows of who we are and what we do. We invite you to call us. We encourage you to come in and meet us. We urge you to find out for yourself what is real. We look forward to meeting you.