Like so many college students, I pursued my interests at school only to later realize I had earned two degrees that were unlikely to land me a good job after graduation. Fortunately, my brother had a suggestion — law school. As I considered his idea, I realized that my degrees in philosophy and English literature could actually be very useful in the legal profession. After that, I took the LSAT, did well, went to law school, and have loved my work ever since.
Although I wasn’t sure which field of law I was going to practice when I finished school, it didn’t take me long to find my calling in employment law. I’ve always been inclined to see both sides of an argument, and that skill ended up becoming one of my greatest strengths as an employment law attorney. That intuition allows me to build a better defense for my own client while also helping both sides keep things in perspective. In fact, many clients have reached out to me years after I represented them to offer their thanks and update me on their lives. There is nothing more rewarding, to me, than seeing how my work has helped people move forward in that way.
Wherever I see conflict, I look for opportunities to create progress.