We named our law firm after Count Alessandro Volta because he is recognized as one of the most influential inventors of all time.
Of all the forces of nature, the one most representative of the age of science is electricity. It is the discovery and application of electricity that has been the greatest blessing to humanity.
And Volta’s contribution in this area cannot be overstated. Volta was the discoverer of constant-current electricity. He proposed that an electrical current is generated by contact between different metals.
Volta’s work in this area resulted in his construction of the first battery known as the voltaic pile. Volta’s battery made available, for the first time, a sustainable source of electrical current.
In his honor, the term “volt” or “voltage” was officially adopted to designate the unit of electric potential and electromotive force.
In addition to electrical phenomena, Volta’s studies also involved chemistry and gases. Volta’s pistol was a device that safely allowed an explosion to be sparked in a closed environment and can be considered a predecessor to the internal combustion engine (piston).
For these reasons, we chose to keep his inventive spirit alive by naming our law firm after him.