Lovins Trosclair PLLC - Jan 2018

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JANUARY 2018

TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

MEET PARALEGAL CRUZ ANDRADE!

H i, everyone! My name is Cruz Andrade, and I am a prelitigation paralegal for the Lovins | Trosclair Dallas office. I have been with Lovins | Trosclair since August of last year, and I’ve loved every second I’ve spent here. Before working for Lovins | Trosclair, I prepared taxes for H&R Block. After many years, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in law, which led to paralegal work for another firm in the Dallas area for five years. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the experience I had hoped for, so when I was offered the position at Lovins | Trosclair, I accepted wholeheartedly.

from Pete in the short amount of time that I’ve worked with him. He has allowed me to do so much more than the previous firm would allow, and I have gained invaluable experience from working with

the house. We have three adult females, one adult male, and one 4-month-old puppy.

Francisco and I have been together since middle school, and we married in 2006. We are both from the Dallas area, and many of our family members live nearby. My father, who also dreamed of becoming a lawyer when he was young, lives with my family as well. My father raised me, and I credit him for teaching me what it means to work hard. When he was young and living in Mexico, he had to quit school in first grade so he could help support his family. Although he never got to live out his dream of becoming an attorney, he learned how to do upholstery. He is excellent at what he does, and he actually works out of our home!

him. Last year, I was working full time while going to school, but I decided to take a semester off so that I could gain more work experience. I plan on returning to school soon! Yahaira in her judo gear

My interest in paralegal work stemmed from my

desire to one day work as a lawyer. Initially, I just wanted to see the behind-the-scenes,

In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer,

going to the movies, and hanging out

everyday work of a lawyer, but after my own hands-on

with my family. My husband’s name is Francisco, and we have two daughters named Julissa and Yahaira. Julissa plays competitive soccer for FC

experience, I knew that becoming an attorney was my dream.

Julissa (left) and Yahaira (right)

After I complete school, I plan on practicing criminal law. I have seen many people, especially in the Hispanic community, who are uneducated about their rights. They are often lied to or taken advantage of, and it is my goal to stop these practices. I plan to stay in the Dallas area and positively impact as many lives as I can during my career.

Andrade family vacation

Julissa's FC Dallas trophy

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year's. We will see you soon.

Dallas, and she also does judo and speed training. Yahaira also takes judo classes, and I’m sure soccer will spark her interest as she gets older. Francisco and I also have several American Bullies running around

-Cruz Andrade

When I say that I love every aspect of my job, I truly mean it. I have learned so much

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