What’s with the red phone booth?
Colleagues, clients, friends and family have asked me variations of that question many times.
The quick and fun answer I often give is “If it was good enough for Superman, it’s good enough for me!” There is a certain element of truth to that answer.
The longer explanation touches on what that phone booth symbolizes and how those things relate to why I established this practice and how we operate it today.
To begin, the red phone booth is immediately and easily identified as a trusted area of safety and shelter, where one person can get out of the elements and into a quiet space. Once there, we can connect with someone else to share a moment, provide counsel, provide comfort or confirm details of an agreement. It provides a trusted place for that communication and connection with others.
The red phone booth is also recognized all over the world, and has been for many decades. Indeed, and even though most of us have smart phones with international data plans that make the public phone obsolete, the red phone booth remains on corners and in public spaces all over the world, from London to Lake County. While it may not be used for its original purpose any longer, it has withstood the test of time, evolving and yet at the same time, remaining a trusted symbol of shelter, connection, and communication.
Finally, the red phone booth is simply a fun symbol, a bit different from what you see in other law firms, but nonetheless known and trusted.
Ultimately, it represents just about everything that I am trying to do with this practice.