The Soul of the Young Lawyer

Every day, we are surrounded by the material aspects of life that feed our stomachs, egos, or other physical needs. We often forget to feed the soul. There is an old theory about law students: they all start law school wanting to save the world, but by the time they graduate, they want the job that pays the most. I was the opposite. I started out in law school wanting to make as much money as possible, but as time went on, I found that the quality of the work mattered to me as much, if not more, than the money. I have come to think of those intangible aspects of a career as feeding the soul.

Representing clients in Workers’ Compensation gives me the opportunity to represent real people with real problems. My clients are suffering. They have staggering medical bills. They cannot pay the mortgage or buy food for their families. My job lets me help them.

Often, my clients have done everything right, but the insurance company won’t live up to its responsibility. The client has seen the doctors he was told to see. He has done the physical therapy prescribed. He has had the surgery recommended. He has taken the medications ordered. Through no fault of his own, his injury is one that will never fully heal. Amazingly, the insurance company still will not pay for lost wages and medical care. This is where I come in and can help them.

I feel very fortunate to have found a job that feeds my soul.



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