Experience is a must when choosing a lawyer. However, there is more to being a good lawyer than just experience. A good lawyer will also have compassion for her clients, will be passionate about her practice, and will work relentlessly to represent her clients’ best interest.
I returned to college to get a law degree after raising three children as a single parent. For seventeen years prior to becoming an attorney, I worked first as a legal secretary and then as a paralegal. Becoming an attorney was the next logical step.
As a person who believes in life-long learning, I knew that I would be able to combine the wisdom of attorneys whom I admired, my personal drive and my education to become an attorney upon whom my clients can depend. My first position as an attorney was with the then largest law firm in Northwest Indiana. At that firm I was fortunate to be trained by some of the top litigators in Indiana. While I practiced in several different areas of law there, I primarily defended medical malpractice and personal injury clients. Those cases gave me great advocate and trial experience, but my desire to help people in real need at a very base level was not fully satisfied. Therefore, I left that firm to pursue my real passion for helping people in their day-to-day lives.
After a period of time, and gaining more experience working for other attorneys, I was finally able to start my own practice. Now, I can put my education, decades of legal experience, and my passion for helping people to full use. I believe that my clients not only benefit from my legal education and experience, but my personal life experiences as well. My personal life experiences enable me to identify with the struggles that you encounter, especially when life hands you an unexpected challenge.
Contact me for a free consultation. We can discuss your situation to determine the best path for you to reach your goals.