It’s hard to say where my interest in law began, but I think John Grisham played a pretty big part in it. I grew up reading his novels, and from the moment I opened my first one, I became fascinated with courtroom proceedings. Innocent clients being tried for murder, honest lawyers fighting for what was right, judges and juries struggling to figure out who was telling the truth — I was mesmerized by all of it.
As I got a little older, I realized the vast majority of legal proceedings aren’t quite as dramatic as the ones that make it into our fiction books and TV shows, but I was still fascinated by them all the same. And so my interest continued to grow until the day came that I could finally apply for law school.
Initially, I thought I might become a criminal defense attorney. After all, most of the trial scenes in my favorite stories were focused on that area of law. But I learned in law school that I could put my tough negotiation skills to use in just about any field, and so I kept looking until I found a practice area that satisfied my need to litigate as well as my desire to help others. That field, for me, was personal injury.
Good people deserve to have peace of mind. That’s what I fight for.