Number of Employees: 43
Years in Nevada: 17
Years with Company: 3 months
How did you first get into your profession?
My mother was a judicial executive assistant for 30 years. As a child, I was always around the law, meeting lawyers and judges and hanging out in the law library. The law became a natural environment for me. I was always the most interested in criminal defense attorneys and I loved to sit in court to listen to arguments.
What is the biggest challenge your industry is facing?
The practice of law used to be more fraternal and collegiate. Today with the growth of lawyers within the community, there is less respect for colleagues and cases have become personally adversarial. We need to regain the respect for one another within the profession.
What is the best perk of your career?
Changing the law as it relates to an issue that is inherently unfair or unconstitutional. As a lawyer, you have the ability to address fundamental unfairness and issues of due process wherein you can make actual change in the law.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
That you are not always going to be successful even though you believe you were on the right side of an issue. Disappointment should not dissuade you from continuing to fight for those issues you believe are righteous.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
People are self-motivated and you have to be cautious about the individuals whom you trust.
What is the worst criticism you have overcome?
That by not receiving a defense verdict, I was not an elite trial attorney. In order to overcome that, you have to look at the body of work you assemble over the years of your career.