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In Honor of Our Firm’s Anniversary
The Man Who Inspired Me to Follow My Dreams
From the Birmingham jailhouse where he was imprisoned for participating in nonviolent demonstrations against
trying my hand at different vocations. From those mock trials onward, I knew what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be. My favorite historical paragon, Marcus Tullius Cicero, once said, “Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” I took his advice and listened to my own. The decision to open my own firm in March 2016 — exactly three years ago this month — has been one of the most rewarding of my life. In the weeks leading up to that initial decision, I had been spending a lot of time thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King and the profound impact he had on the lives of millions of people. In perhaps his most beloved speech, he told the listeners gathered at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial of all the dreams he had for our nation’s future. With Dr. King’s inspiring words in my heart, I knew I needed to follow in his footsteps and chase my own dreams as well. Now that I have my own firm, I am pursuing my dream daily by ensuring that I am accessible to my clients in the best ways I know how. They know they can reach out to me at any point throughout the legal process, and being able to have my team work with each client on an individual basis creates a reciprocal professional relationship based on trust, competence, and respect.
segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote a longhand letter in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by religious leaders in the area. In what is now known as “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” Dr. King wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Dr. King’s eloquent words drew attention to the unlawfulness of his arrest in Birmingham and acknowledged the ripple effect that racial inequality has on a country at large. He implored his readers and the judicial system to strive for ultimate equality for all of humanity. While there are certainly still injustices throughout the country, his letter serves as a symbol of my passion for the
work that I do every day. I truly believe that our judicial system now has a profound ability to gives its citizens a voice. From the time I first decided to pursue a career in law, I knew I wanted to be a part of that exchange. I cannot pinpoint the exact moment I decided to become a lawyer, but I know the impetus for my overall interest in law occurred in high school when I participated in mock trials. My teachers laid the foundation for my intrigue, and I began pursuing my undergraduate degrees in the classics at the University of Georgia knowing that I would be on my way to law school after graduation. You see, the journey to find my calling wasn’t filled with a slew of chaotic experiences
While my firm’s overarching goal is to level the legal playing field against insurance companies and negligent parties, my team works hard to accomplish much more than that. Whether it’s making ourselves available to the community by partnering with great advocacy groups or making ourselves available to our clients by ensuring our overall accessibility, we hope to uphold and further the state of Georgia’s ingrained tradition of providing equal legal footing and genuine care for all of its citizens, just as Dr. King taught us to do.
“WITH DR. KING’S INSPIRING WORDS IN MY HEART, I KNEW I NEEDED TO FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS AND CHASE MY OWN DREAMS AS WELL.”
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