If you hear the story of my upbringing, you’ll understand why I’m so passionate about advocating for the disadvantaged. You see, growing up, I lived in a rough part of New York. I was raised among immigrants, blue collar workers, and others with little education. I witnessed discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and police brutality in my very own neighborhood. I was inspired to speak out against wrongdoings encountered. So, it’s no surprise that once I became an attorney, I was inspired to stand up for the civil rights and safety of others.
Over 36 years later, my dedication has never wavered. When I know someone is suffering, I will work until 4 o’clock in the morning in order to seek justice on their behalf. And thanks to my time as general counsel for the lieutenants and captains of the New York City Police Department, I am particularly adept at handling discrimination and police brutality matters in addition to catastrophic injury.
My competitive spirit only adds fuel to my fire. I enjoy having an opponent. Trial is like a game of chess, and I strive to do whatever it takes to win. The adrenaline is addicting — there’s no better feeling than hearing a verdict ruled in your favor and seeing relief wash over your clients. Some walk out of the courtroom looking like entirely different people, and changing lives in this way is what I live to do. Regardless of the stress of the fight, I will always come back to those in need.
While lawsuits may seem stressful, I always remind my clients that they may be the bridge to a better life.