Six years ago our daughter Sofia was born, and I opened my law firm. Both events were positively and unmistakably transformative. It’s with great pride that I’ve watched them both grow.
Inspired by our fifth anniversary, last year we aspired to increasing our rendition of free legal services to those who meet federal poverty guidelines. On behalf of one such client, we tried a property damage/constructive eviction case to jury verdict this year. Results vary case by case, but our firm (and our client) were happy with the outcome in this particular case. I’m happy to report that we met our goal of increased pro bono work and strive to do even more this upcoming year.
We have some other exciting changes planned for the year ahead, too.
I believe that those who are called to work in the law are called to serve a purpose higher than themselves. On behalf of all Americans, we are charged with the vital responsibility of pursuing “liberty and justice for all.” I personally believe this duty will be more successfully discharged through, and in conjunction with, the exercise of other virtues, such as prudence, courage, fortitude, and temperance. These are ideals to which I aim, the cornerstones of my law practice, and some the values I try to instill in our children.