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As the sun rises over South Florida, one of the first things I do every morning is take our two elderly pugs out for a walk. This gives me a moment to wake myself up. They’re a couple of stubborn characters, and going for a walk is not their favorite thing to do. But it does them good to get out, stretch, and take care of any other necessary business they have on their daily agenda. While I help the pugs cross one item off their to-do list, Ashley is inside getting ready for the day. She’s taking care of our daughter and making sure she has her breakfast. When I get back with the pugs, my attention, too, turns to breakfast. For me, it really is the most important meal of the day. No matter what I have planned for the morning, I cannot concentrate until I’ve had my breakfast. Then, I follow up breakfast with a cup of coffee. Like so many people, I’ve fallen under the spell of the stuff. Sometimes, I grab a cup at home and as I’m headed out the door. But more often than not, I swing by the Dunkin’ Donuts near the office for my morning joe. With coffee in hand, I head to the office and get to work. Every day is unique. Most Monday’s and Friday’s I have quick status hearings for multiple cases on the docket. Midweek court usually involves evidentiary hearings that take more time. On top of that, the time I spend in court on any given day can vary wildly. Sometimes I’m there for a trial, which can take longer, but usually I’m there for a hearing or to request a continuance of a hearing or trial, which takes less time. After court, it’s back to the office. Most days, I hold a debriefing with the staff, and then we look ahead at what’s in store for the rest of the day, week, and beyond. We plan, strategize, and discuss. On the average day, I’ll hit lunch at around 12:30 p.m. A lot of the time, I get the chance to head home for a quick lunch. It’s a great way to break up the day and eat a little healthier.
Matthew and his daughter, Jade
Back at the office, just like my mornings, my afternoons can vary — but they do tend to have a little more consistency to them. I do a lot of client work and make sure everyone is taken care of. There might be phone calls and case reviews, along with anything else that needs taken care of. I also do a lot of marketing stuff in the afternoons. This is the part of running a law firm that a lot of people don’t get to see. Because I am the sole practitioner at the firm, I usually don’t know where the next case is going to come from. It’s all about getting my name and reputation out there and letting people know they have a legal voice right here in the community. Then, at the end of the day, I head home and spend time with my daughter. Some days I head off to a Jiu-Jitsu class.I cherish the time I get to spend together with my family at the end of the day. As we prepare for a trial, though, the days tend to get longer and I’ll spend more time at the office, making sure every aspect of a case is addressed. There’s a balance to it, and when you find that balance, that’s when the day really comes together. –Matthew Konecky
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