Heather Scott

Heather Scott

Attorney-Partner


Guerra, Leeds, Sabo & Hernandez, PLLC

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Going away to college. Coming from a small town and small high school, this was a difficult adjustment, but very doable!
Taking the Bar Exam: Once you successfully complete law school, the real life test is the bar exam which you must pass to be licensed. Study hard! Where there's a will, there's a way!

Education

High School
Port Isabel High School
Bachelor
Political Science and Government, General
Southern Methodist University
Graduate
Juris Doctor, Law
Southern Methodist University

Career

Attorney-Partner

I represent governmental entities in defending civil rights litigation and tort claims.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

Each day varies depending on what is on my calendar. At any given time, I am handling approximately 20-30 different cases which each come with their own set of deadlines/court appearances. Some days I'm at the office writing reports to my clients, or drafting legal motions and briefs, or I can be attending depositions, mediations or hearings. Makes it all the more exciting and definitely not boring!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Must have great interpersonal skills and know how to handle people with strong personalities and adapt accordingly, all while maintaining your own identity. I would definitely recommend getting work experience (paid or unpaid) during the summers in law school to hone in on what type of law you want to practice because you have so many different work options available.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Gain experience (paid or unpaid) in the summers before and during college and graduate school.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Political Science and Government, General
graduate
Graduate
Juris Doctor, Law

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You can't afford it; it's too difficult; you don't seem like you can handle being a lawyer"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial