Get to know our members through Member Spotlights! Each month the ACBA will profile one of our members so you can learn a little bit more about who our members are! Happy reading!
When did you know you wanted to be a lawyer?
I knew that I wanted to be a lawyer when I was fifteen.
If you hadn’t become a lawyer, what would you be doing instead?
I would be working in education.
What do you know now that you wish you had known when you were first admitted to practice?
I wish I had known more about the business side of the practice.
What is the biggest challenge facing you as a lawyer today?
I had the luxury of practicing law for almost twelve years without ever thinking about the business side of the profession. I now have to think about making sure that every case that I take will be a profitable one.
What’s your favorite part of being a lawyer?
I love helping people.
What is your dream vacation?
I want to go to South Africa.
What are you reading right now?
I start reading something and either I finish it right away or it lingers for awhile. I am still trying to finish The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
I love college basketball.
What person, living or dead, real or fictional, would you like to have dinner with?
I would like to have dinner with Barack Obama.
Why do you choose to be a member of the ACBA? What is the greatest benefit you have enjoyed as a member?
I wanted to get to know lawyers in the East Bay. I have enjoyed getting to know the lawyers in the labor and employment committee.