Petroni Law Group (3 years in Nevada)
Type of Business: Law Firm | Hails from: Yerington, NV | 3 years with company in Nevada | Based in: Reno, NV
How did you first get into your profession?
I knew I wanted to practice law but it was not until I graduated from law school that I determined that family law was the practice area I felt most passionate about.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I work with clients during what are often difficult times in their lives. I would like to be remembered as a person who helped them in a time of crisis to see solutions, and to navigate a truly tough time.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
I wanted to either be a lawyer or race car driver when I was about ten years old. I chose the more dangerous profession.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Learn accounting. Understanding the impact of clients financially is absolutely central to what I do as an attorney. Gaining an expertise in accounting is a huge advantage for any type of law you go into.
What is a little known fact about yourself?
I eat red ants.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
I would say empathy is something that comes with time and I wish all people had more, including me when I was early in my career. I think it can be easy when you are young to lack an understanding of what life may bring you.
What is the best moment of your career?
It would have to be finishing my book called The Nevada Divorce Guide: 21 Actions You Must Take Now To Protect Yourself, Your interests and Your Assets During Divorce. More often than not divorce comes at unexpected times. I wanted people to have a resource to help them understand their situation and what it means to divorce in Nevada. The experience and result can be drastically different from state to state.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
I would have to say that lawyers get lied to by their clients. It’s a tough thing to learn when you are advocating for someone and helps no one involved, especially the client.
What is your motto?
A problem is really an opportunity.