In the back of my mind, I always thought law school would be a good fit for me. This is due in large part to the fact that I love guiding others to understand complex situations, as well as helping them to get out of those situations. But my education led me in a different direction, and instead of pursuing law school, I wound up working in the field of computer technology for the greater part of my young adult life.
Then, something happened that I hadn’t expected — my parents started to get older. Suddenly, it became very clear that they needed someone to protect their rights and to make a plan that accounted for their needs as senior citizens.
The process was challenging on several levels. As a son, it was difficult to see my parents put in a vulnerable position. And as a non-attorney at the time, it was frustrating to feel limited in what I could do to help them through it. These challenges caused a chain reaction — they led me to perform extensive research to help my parents, and they rekindled my desire to become an attorney. Ever since that time, I have dedicated my work to guiding others through tough situations like the one I experienced and to preventing those situations whenever I can.
Many people don’t realize just how much they have to offer their families. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping those people discover that they have much more than they think to hand down to the people they love.