Before becoming a lawyer I worked in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders and NFL Media Services. Through a variety of informational interviews and networking opportunities, I met many accomplished professionals who all gave me the same advice: go to law school or do an MBA.
So, I went to law school. It wasn't about justice, it wasn't about access to information and it wasn't about helping people. I was doing what others, chiefly those whom I thought had cool jobs, had encouraged me to do.
However, once in law school, I quickly realized how privileged my position was and how powerful knowledge can be. I began a personal crusade to work with and not against people. I wanted to educate people about the laws which dictate how they should run their business and help them make decisions in their best interest.
I continue to serve as a lawyer because I love serving others and watching them achieve their professional goals. A good lawyer takes on the role of a teacher, friend and trusted counsel. I am constantly working to be the best I can in each of these roles.