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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Austria’s Legal Experts
Portrait: Dr. Manfred Ainedter and Mag. Klaus Ainedter
experience, it's better to seek contact with all parties involved and address the situation together. My goal is to ultimately find a tailor-made and often out of court settlement.” As a renowned criminal lawyer in Austria Dr. Manfred Ainedter has frequently gained media attention due to the high profile cases he has worked on. However, for this family oriented firm every client counts and each case gets equal attention no matter who is involved.
Protecting the law and client's rights The Vienna based Ainedter&Ainedter offer personal and professional representation and consultation on a variety of legal matters. Founded in 1980 by Dr. Manfred Ainedter, his son Mag. Klaus Ainedter joined his father's firm as an equal partner in 2011. This father-son team puts their flexibility, personal commitment, and legal know-how in action to assist others who find themselves in difficult life situations. TEXT: JAIME SCHWARTZ | PHOTO: AINEDTER&AINEDTER
Understanding both the financial and personal toll legal actions can exact the firm seeks to find the best solution for a client
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which can often mean settling out of court. The senior Dr Ainedter tells,“Before I go directly into legal action, I have learned from
After spending many years working at several other law firms the younger Mr. Ainedter decided to join his father and since then the family has only strengthened their position in the field of criminal law and justice. In talking about his passion for analysing a case's complexities and developing individual strategies for their clients Klaus goes on to describe his personal philosophy. “My motto is to not be afraid of the power of the state apparatus, but rather actively demand fundamental rights. The one who has the courage to demand the rights enshrined for a person can ultimately seek justice.” Specializing in so called “Strafrecht,” or non-violent criminal law, the family duo seeks to find the correct actions which establish the determination of responsibility. They also understand that to do so means having more than an exclusive knowledge of the law. Both the senior and junior Ainedter value being able to maintain and display a high level of emotional strength and poise both in the courts and in public. For them it is important to recognize that “having rights” and “exercising rights” are potentially not the same concerning legal incidents. www.ainedter.com
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