I wanted to be a litigator and when I came out of law school more than 20 years ago, it seemed that labor and employment cases were being litigated more than ever. I was drawn to that but more importantly I had grown up in a unionized setting where my Dad worked in a factory that had a union, and so I had been exposed to labor issues my entire life. It was part of my blood growing up and so it seemed like a really natural fit.
Now that I’ve been doing it for more than two decades, I’m really, really pleased that I chose this area of law because I get to help people with something that’s incredibly real in their daily lives, their job. A job defines a person as much as anything else in their life. When things go wrong in the workplace, it can be extraordinarily unsettling.
Much of our identity is tied up with us in our jobs, so what we do is we come in, we provide our clients personnel strategies to deal with issues while they’re employed and if they are wrongfully terminated, we assist them with their legal representation in either negotiating a resolution that’s favorable to them and we’ve been very successful and very aggressive in doing so.