Though I may not recall the exact moment I decided to attend law school, I certainly remember the reason why I became an attorney. To put it simply, I felt called to serve society, but not just in any way. I’ve always been a natural problem solver, and I wanted to help others untangle complex issues and improve their lives as a whole. I knew that a routine job would bore me — I craved something with variety and, more importantly, something with meaning.
When I began learning about the law, I realized that attorneys do more than intricate problems for their clients. Rather, when they fight to resolve a client’s case and uphold their rights, they’re really protecting society as a whole. After all, when someone’s liberties are violated, you must take a stand against the injustice unless you want it to continue. The fact that attorneys act as the watchdogs of society in this way is what truly solidified my interest in the justice system.
Today, I am proud to say I’ve been protecting the people of West Chester since 1998. I’ve handled thousands of cases and gained valuable experience in a variety of ways, including through my time in the Chester County Public Defender’s office. My stint as a public defender is what first taught me how the outcome of a single case could prevent the police, the district attorney, and the courts from overreaching in other cases of the same kind.
When I fight for you, I am also protecting others. When I fight for others, I am also fighting for you.