As a born and raised Bostonian, I grew up wanting to play professional soccer, but I didn’t realize my sports career would lead me to the practice of law. One day, shortly after I moved to Texas to attend Trinity University, my school’s varsity soccer team was having a relatively poor game. Being the new guy on the team, I wanted to make a good impression and contribute to the group. So I did my best to get the team motivated and pump everyone up with positive energy. My coach took notice and offhandedly said he thought I’d be a lawyer one day. I asked him what he meant, and he told me that I had a natural talent for persuasion. His comment stuck with me, and after studying the law in my undergraduate program, I decided to attend law school. After that, I never looked back.
My coach’s prediction turned out to be spot on. I enjoy every day of my job, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I love meeting new clients, counseling them one-on-one and determining how I can be of service. The majority of my clients have suffered a traumatic injury and have never hired a lawyer before. And so, it is my duty to simplify the legal process and take the stress off their shoulders. I strive to maintain an open door policy at the firm because I understand how my clients’ cases impact their entire lives, and I always want them to feel comfortable. It's because of my positive attitude and genuine concern, I think, that my clients and I can build such great relationships. These relationships allow me to truly understand my clients and their cases so I can best represent them in the courtroom.
Clients often chat with me about what’s going on outside of their cases, and that helps us build true relationships.