Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I worked in my parents' NYC grocery store until one of the managers told me about law school.
He started telling me about what lawyers did, which I had no idea prior to that time.
The more I learned about the law, the more interested I became.
I first obtained an Associate Degree from a Community College.
I obtained my Bachelor's degree from Arizona Statue University.
At ASU, I met many fine young people that further solidified my goal to go to law school.
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Career

Managing Partner and Head of Litigation Department

I handle business litigation disputes in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in Florida.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Law
Business
Problem Solving

Day to Day

A typical day involves preparing legal documents to be presented in court, as well as review and analysis of adverse parties' court filings. Often times, I am involved in research projects relating to case preparation, as well as discussing potential solutions for my client's legal problems. A day does not go by that I am explaining to a client my assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of a case and the risks involved in continuing to litigate and alternative options for resolution.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Before pursuing a career as a lawyer in a private practice law firm, one should understand that the work is extraordinarily time consuming. As a lawyer, I often work over 60 hours a week, but I feel lucky because I enjoy it. I find the work mentally challenging and it makes the time pass quickly. Not everyone feels this way, and if it is not enjoyable it can be a very unpleasant experience.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I cannot say that I had noise from the outside. It was really my own internal noise not realizing my potential. I think that is all that was holding me back."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant

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