Brandon Mead

Brandon Mead

Attorney


Raines Feldman LLP

Irvine, CA USA


It was finding something that I enjoyed and then just putting my head down, committing to it, and working through it. And through that, I was able to find direction.

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Started out at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as an economics major and wasn’t that successful at it.
After realizing economics wasn’t for me, I switched over to political science and graduated with that degree.
I started out working as an accountant for a year after graduation.
The girl I was dating at the time was studying for the LSAT and said I should take it too.
Took it and did reasonably well, applied to some law schools, and got accepted at Chapman University.
Specialized in studying sports and entertainment law.
Got a job at my current law firm, started a family, and feel much more situated now.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Political Science and Government, General
University of California, Irvine
Doctorate
Law
Chapman University

Career

Attorney

I represent health care insurers and governmental entities in complex litigation matters.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Law
Business
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

80-90% of what I do is healthcare litigation focused around health care providers vs. insurance plans. I sit in on a lot of arbitrations, which is essentially like going to court, but instead of in a courtroom it takes place in a conference room and instead of a judge, you deal with an arbitrator. If I'm in the office, I deal with upwards of 40-50 cases at a time. I have to keep track of deadlines for those cases and plan everything. I also get about 100 emails a day that requires attention.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Be able to give people complex information that is easily digestible and can be understood by them. You have to be well-organized and always thinking ahead. Being a good planner and critical thinker is essential. Multi-tasking is also a great skill to have. Learn how to manage your time effectively.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

It's ok to not have everything figured out in your 20's. To get out of feeling rudder-less, you have to put your head down, commit, and work through that tough time. Do everything you can to create opportunities for yourself and establish a direction. Don't wait for things to happen to you, you have to keep going.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Political Science and Government, General
doctorate
Doctorate
Law

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"My degree is not going to help me find a career. I don't know what to do. "

Challenges I Overcame

Changed Major
Work Stress