Smith Wallis & Scott September 2018

SEPT 2018

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327 Bankhead Hwy, Carrollton, GA 30117

WHAT LED ME TO A CAREER IN SERVICE

A Passion for Helping People

to what they need and what their expectations are and then giving them an honest overview of what we can do. We always aim to go above and beyond without overpromising. I was born in Mexico and raised in Texas. I’ve lived in the U.S. for as long as I can remember. My husband is in the military, and after we got married, he got stationed in Colorado. We lived there until he got stationed in Georgia, which brought us here. I like Georgia a lot, although the humidity takes getting used to! Moving and starting over is always hard, but I’ve gotten more familiar with our neighborhood and the events in our community, and I really enjoy it now. I play volleyball in a local league, both indoors and outdoors. I’ve played since I was in middle school, and I’m glad I can continue to play here. Outside of work, I also enjoy painting — I wish I had more time to do it! I paint oil and acrylic, and it’s a great way to relax. I also love spending time with our dogs, Bane and Loki. They definitely live up to the characters they’re named after — Loki is a little troublemaker, and Bane is the glorious defender. They’re so much fun. Working with the team here is great because the environment is very collaborative. We help each other out. Everybody pitches in — from our receptionist to our senior partners. We’re all involved, because at the end of the day, it’s about helping our clients, whether it’s a Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, or Social Security case. My favorite part of my job is when we accept a case. When a client comes in who is homeless or has lost their job and we can say, “Yes, we’re here. We can take your case and help you,” it’s the best feeling. For many clients, we’re their only hope. We help get their benefits started, get the medical treatment they need, and get their life back. Those are the cases that make it all worth it.

Growing up, I wasn’t exactly sure what field I wanted to go into, but I knew that whatever I did, I wanted to help people. In high school, I narrowed that down to a career in the medical or legal field. In one of my early roles, I started working for a law firm and moved into a workers’ compensation focus. I fell in love with that department. I got to experience what it’s like to help people who are injured on the job, who’ve lost their source of income, or who are homeless. You get satisfaction from knowing you can help them return to their normal lives. When I interviewed at Smith, Wallis & Scott, I felt at home. It’s one of those places where you walk in, and it’s very peaceful. Everyone was so nice. The firm I worked at before I came here was one of the biggest in its area, and it was great to come to a place that has more of a personal, homey touch. We make clients feel at home by helping them get what they deserve.

–Yasbeth Strauch

At its core, my job as Intake Director is about listening. I’m often the first point of contact for clients, and that means being there for them by listening

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