Attorney, Michael Ponce, is passionate about helping people, and, more so, in making a difference right away with his clients. What started as a one–person general practice firm in 1994 has blossomed into a 30+ bilingual law firm known for representing people who have been injured or wronged. Ponce Law handles cases in employment law, social security disability, workers compensation, vehicle accident injuries, wrongful death cases, class action lawsuits against manufacturers and many other types of injury law cases. Michael and the firm have always helped out in the community, but this year, they have taken it to new heights.
Michael has always been a go-getter, completing his MBA before starting law school. He received his law degree with honors from Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In his third year of law school, his professor was somewhat of a mentor to him, and inspired him to start his own practice rather than work for a firm after graduating. Already a professional in the business world, he drew up a business plan and launched his firm a couple months after passing the bar exam.
As the owner of Ponce Law, Michael takes pride in hiring great people who aim to stand up for the little guy and, more importantly, people who treat people with respect. When you are working with people who are hurting, it is important to be that calming presence that helps them get their life back together. Sometimes, it means calling about medical bills for a client, arranging transportation, or just being able to answer questions. Over the years, Michael continues to improve how the firm interacts with clients and helps them to resolve their legal issues. For many people, it is the first time they have ever spoken to a law firm, and some tend to feel overwhelmed. But Ponce Law’s motto is to ensure clients know they are in the right place and will be cared for.
Ponce Law is a contingency based practice, which means that clients don’t have to pay for their legal services up front. Ponce Law only collects a fee out of the settlement for the client. So essentially, if they don’t win, they don’t get paid. This takes the financial burden off the clients, and, this means the firm does not take on frivolous cases.
Through the years, the firm has grown, and so have the accolades for the firm. In 2017, Ponce Law became the first law firm in Nashville to receive the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethical Commerce. This year the firm was awarded the Gold Award from Martindale Hubble for Client Satisfaction. Ponce Law has also been voted Best of Nashville in various years as well. Ponce Law is well respected, and most clients come from referrals from previous clients. This speaks to the character of the firm even more than awards.
Along with ensuring client needs are met and exceeded, Ponce Law also has a passion for being involved in the community. In the spring, Ponce Law hosted the Outstanding Teacher Contest where teachers were nominated throughout the Middle Tennessee area and then voted on via email. The top two received checks for themselves and their schools. And this November, Ponce Law is sponsoring a tribute called “Thank a Veteran,” where people were able to give a shout out to a veteran they know and thank them for their service. On November 20th, four of the veterans were chosen at random and given $500 each.
At Ponce Law where they truly shine is how they treat each other. The firm aims to generate a family friendly atmosphere where all feel included. Employees and their families go to the Nashville Sounds games, the Nashville Zoo, bowling and even volunteer together at the Nashville Rescue Mission. There are monthly birthday luncheons with the whole staff in attendance, and every employee receives birthday presents and birthday cake. There are also monthly learning sessions for each department to keep up with the latest developments, so that employees can grow with the company.
According to one of the attorneys at the firm, “Michael is an amazing leader and his team loves working for him. He is in the office every day and takes a hands-on approach. Michael is a great teammate and advocate for his clients and is truly deserving of being honored as a top attorney.” Employees, partners, and clients alike can all agree that Michael has your best interest in mind and will help you to get the results you deserve!
“Justice For All”
400 Professional Park Dr,
Goodlettsville, TN 37072