I worked on the fringes of the legal profession for several years as a paralegal, human resources director, and contracts specialist, but I didn’t fully take the plunge into a law career until later in life. Although spending three years away from my family to study law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law was a difficult decision, it was the absolute best choice I could have made. Besides fulfilling my lifelong ambition of becoming an attorney, it also gave me a new energy and sense of personal and professional purpose.
Though I have known Joe for many years, I first came to Easter Law Firm as a law clerk in 2015, working summers and remotely during the school year. I came to know our cases, our clients, and the team. I came to understand the deep passion for justice on which the firm was founded and operates. While in law school I had the privilege of competing on the UMKC Law mock trial team in national competitions, and was fortunate enough to participate in the three-week Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. Both experiences intensified my academic focus on trial advocacy and further cemented my litigation career path. Upon graduating, I had zero doubt as to where I would begin my law practice.
Having been on the opposite side of the table in workers’ compensation cases, I bring a strong understanding of the tough odds facing individuals who are taking on insurance companies and corporations. I am humbled each day by the strength of those who are facing serious injuries and life-long difficulties as a result of another’s poor decisions. I am here to bring my experience and energy to focus on the fight for the rights of the aggrieved.