Why I Like Being a Lawyer

I never thought I’d end up in a profession that pushes so much paper around. I don’t enjoy that.

What I do like about being a trial lawyer is that, at times, I get to make a real difference in my clients’ lives. It’s rewarding to me to be able to get a settlement or verdict for people whose lives have been devastated by injuries or death of a loved one, and to help them get back on their feet again.

Often, when I’m representing a family with small children, I try to strongly recommend putting a portion of the settlement into a structured settlement for the kids, or to purchase a prepaid college plan so their kids can go to college. I’ve lost count of the number of kids I’ve sent to college this way. Sometimes, that’s the only way they can get an education, and it really does change lives.

That’s what makes the paperwork worthwhile.