Mike Gazin

Mike Gazin


Phillips, Whisnant, Gazin, Gorczyca & Curtin, LLP


My road in life has been direct.
Wanted a profession where I could help people in crisis.
Thought that might be a psychologist.
Did not enjoy science classes so switched to political science.
Took the Law School Admission Test as a senior in college.
Applied and was accepted at law school- University of Santa Clara School of Law.
Got hired as a junior associate in a small law firm where I was exposed to different areas of the law.
Discovered that I enjoyed working on Family Law cases the most.
Formed a partnership of Family Law attorneys. We now have 5 partners and 10 associates in the firm.
Keep following my journey



I represent clients as their attorney in family law related matters.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

There is no "typical" work day. Some days I meet with clients to discuss the issues in their family law matter; some days I am in court trying cases; some days there is research and writing required; and some days all of those events take place.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Take courses that will prepare you to become a skillful writer with good analytical skills.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should be a doctor just like your father, or maybe a dentist."