Growing up, I felt that advertising was my calling. I loved interacting with people, getting to know them, and figuring out how to talk to them in a way that would resonate. This personable skill set made for a wonderful college experience, but it ultimately led me down a different path than the one I originally envisioned for myself. You see, I went to school with the intention of going into advertising. By the time I graduated with a marketing degree, though, I had decided to go to law school instead.
My decision to change course was largely inspired by my father, who was a very accomplished attorney himself. He had spent decades guiding his clients through their legal crises, and despite my passion for marketing, I couldn’t help but admire the positive impact he created. As I deliberated whether to follow in his footsteps, I started to notice how my own interests could so easily be put to use in the legal field. I had a knack for connecting with people, telling their side of the story, and pursuing my goals until I reached them. In the end, those qualities became my greatest assets as an attorney.
Sometimes, when I look back on my decision to switch from marketing to law school, I ponder the “what ifs” that come with any major fork in the road. The biggest one is simply, “What if I had gone into advertising rather than law?” And the answer, I think, is clear: I would never have been able to help all the people I have helped over the past 40 years.
Nothing helps a person through a difficult time like a strong network of support. If you choose me as your attorney, know that you’re gaining a new advocate, too.