What do you do in your current role?
I am a trial lawyer with a practice in the areas of personal injury law, workers’ compensation, and business litigation matters. I own my own firm and exclusively represent individuals and employees with regard to personal injury and workers’ compensation matters.
What is something that SLU LAW does right in order to prepare students for success on the job market?
Academically, SLU LAW provides students with the foundation to meet the demands and discipline required to be a successful attorney. Practically, SLU LAW has exceptional Legal Clinics that prepare its students to enter the workforce with genuine legal experience. The combination of strong academics and actual legal experience is greatly valued by private and public employers.
What was your most valuable experience at SLU LAW and how has this experience helped you in your career path?
SLU LAW provided me with a number of valuable experiences. I developed friendships with professors who continue to mentor me in my practice. The Legal Clinics gave me an opportunity to practice as an attorney under Rule 13 for the Office of the St. Louis City Counselor. During the internship, I gained invaluable practical experience, earned credit hours and developed strong friendships with several attorneys and judges.
What advice would you give to students beginning their legal career at SLU LAW?
Your three years of law school will go by quickly. The close proximity of the law school to all of the downtown courthouses will provide you with many practical opportunities. Take advantage of all that SLU LAW has to offer such as the Legal Clinics, the accessibility of your professors and getting involved in interest groups and social groups.