Each time we publish this newsletter, Craig and I discuss early on who
it is that we want to feature in this section, Get to Know Our Team. Once
we have chosen our interviewee, I schedule a time to sit and chat with
that person for a comfortable, relaxed conversation. I ask them question
about who they are as an individual. We talk about their work day, their
passions, and their hobbies. I ask about their families, and things that
Everyone is different, but there is a basic fundamental fabric that weaves
us all together – it’s that we love our jobs, and we working
for this firm.
I’m always impressed by how much of the interview the featured team
member voluntarily spends talking about the very personal reasons for
getting up every morning to work here. Sure, it’s for a paycheck.
But any one of us can get a paycheck anywhere.
I come to this firm every day with a smile on my face because of the people
I’m surrounded by. We have forty employees who are like one big
family, without the inevitable dysfunction that comes with being in a
family. We spend time with each other outside of work. We support each
other in major life achievements. And when adversity or tragedy strikes
one of us, it strikes all of us.
This isn’t fluff – this is our corporate culture. This culture
allows us, in fact encourages us, to be ourselves. As employees, we have
a major voice and influence in matters and policies that affect the efficiency
and effectiveness of our work. For improvements, suggestions, comments,
or complaints, there’s always an open-door invitation for discussion
from the top.
I’m a young man with limited experience in this world, but I’ve
lived a thorough enough life to know one thing: there is no better satisfaction
in life than to live for a purpose. Everyone has a purpose in life; the
trick is to find the one that best suits who and what you want to be known
for. My purpose is my career and helping others, and I’m grateful
to associate with an employer who allows me to pursue both.
Is this how it is at other law firms? I don’t know, but I also don’t
care to find out.