Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I come from a family of people that have dedicated their lives to the service of others. My father was a minister and my mother was a nurse, so helping people was kind of in my DNA.
I originally studied music education and psychology but couldn’t find a job in those fields, so I worked multiple waitressing jobs at a time after graduating to pay my student loans.
My mom suggested that I consider nursing, so I decided to go back to school.
I got my nursing degree, but I always knew it would be a stepping stone to either medical school or law school.
I started going to law school while continuing to work as a nurse on the weekends.
After graduating law school and passing the bar, I worked as a partner in several medical malpractice law firms.
In 2011, I decided to start my own private practice.
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Career

Medical Malpractice Attorney

I combine my nursing background with law to help people who are victims of medical malpractice seek justice.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Law
Medicine
Helping People

Day to Day

I litigate cases meaning that I do everything from screening potential clients, analyzing medical records, speaking with medical experts, filing cases, doing depositions and going to trial. I do a lot of different things, but the most rewarding part of what I do is interacting with the wonderful people that I get the privilege of representing. I get to help them through one of the most difficult things they’ve ever experienced.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Sidestep all the fear. If you have the desire to do this kind of work, you already have what it takes. You just have to be ready to work for it. Don’t be afraid to make connections. If you admire someone or think someone can help you then don’t be afraid to walk across the room and shake their hand or give them a call and introduce yourself.

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:

"Someone like you can’t become a lawyer."

Challenges I Overcame

Imposter Syndrome
Financial
Work Stress