My father and grandfather had a house-painting business, and I grew up at an early age, as early as going on projects with them, working with them.
We were brought up with a strong work ethic. Coming from a blue collar background, you see people being taken advantage of, and I that influenced me a lot.
I started out representing large corporations, and insurance companies, but I was never comfortable with that. I always wanted to represent regular people, every day people. So I made the switch early on in my career, and I’ve never regretted it.
My partner Matthew and I have known each other for more than 20 years. Our dream was to open a law practice together and to represent people, not corporations or insurance companies.
We’ve worked together, over the last decade or more, with that goal in mind, and hopefully we made a difference.
I work along-side the people I represent. I see them in restaurants, at the grocery store, they’re a part of my community, and so I am committed to doing my best for them.
The last thing I want to do is to end any case and say, “If I had just taken one more witness statement, if I had just done one more thing the outcome would have been better for this family.”
I never want to do that. I’m never going to do that.
Still to this day, after 26 years, I am excited every Monday morning about practicing law.
In the end, we want to make a difference. We’re here in the community and we’re here to stay.