“What prompted you to pursue a legal career specifically practicing Criminal Defense?”
Some of my colleagues may not know that I started college intending to pursue a career in Chemistry. However, that idea quickly vanished after my first-year Chemistry class.
At that moment, I was re-inspired by my father’s commitment to the fight against systematic social injustices within our community, in particular the black community. I thought myself fortunate to be in a position where I could pursue a career that brought me into direct contact with the most vulnerable amongst us.
I wanted a career where my contributions could result in actual change. The law provided an avenue where on one hand I could effectuate real change in people’s lives.
On the other hand, I could study and learn the inner-workings of a system whose impact in my community has oftentimes been devastating.