I am proud to be a lawyer, and that I've been given an opportunity to help people when they are truly in need. I enjoy getting clients the money they need to pay for massive medical bills or to cover their lost wages. Other times, the best way I can help is to tell potential clients that they honestly don't have a case, or if they do have one, they won't get enough out of it to make it worth their while.
I grew up in Washington D.C. and went to The University of Maryland at College Park. I'm a Terps fan all the way (sorry Syracuse). In my third year of law school at Boston University, I had a choice to make about where I'd practice law-Rochester, Boston, or San Francisco. I chose Rochester.
My mother and her five brothers and sisters grew up in Rochester on Melrose Street. My brother and I used to spend part of our summers at my grandmother's cottage on Conesus Lake. All of this made my choice easy.
My grandfather also made my choice easy. He was a founding partner of a law firm that now employs 200+ lawyers in Chicago specializing in labor law. He talked to me about the advantages of working in a smaller city (the little pond theory). I'm glad I listened to him. Rochester has been wonderful to me and to my family.
While becoming a partner at Faraci Lange was a dream come true, I also always dreamed about owning my own firm. My Grandfather left a prestigious firm to start his own firm when he was the same age that I was when I left Faraci Lange. I knew it was the right thing to do when it was my turn.
My wife, Karen, and I have beautiful twins - Maddie and Brennan - the greatest kids ever known!