In the attorney-client relationship, partner Ann Ochsner labels herself a teacher. “I want my clients to understand the issues involved with their case so that they can make informed decisions,” says Ann, who was drawn to personal injury law to assist clients in fighting against powerful insurance companies. “I found the ability to help people to be very rewarding and I wanted to play a more meaningful role in that process,” she says. Part of being an advocate is teaching clients the most important tenets of legal defense: To always tell the truth. Even if you think the truth is harmful to your case. “Maintaining one’s credibility in a situation where you are asking for monetary compensation is very important,” she says.