A Desire to Teach
Why do you teach?
Aristotle put it best: “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” There is simply no more honorable profession than teaching. I've always wanted to do so and had I not become an attorney, I would have become a full-time teacher.
One of my most memorable teaching experiences was when I observed one of the quietest students in my class give one of the most incredible, articulate and engaging presentations where she used no props or technology; instead, she spoke from the heart. The class – and especially me – were awestruck.
What advice would you give to students?
Work diligently, push yourself beyond your comfort zones and protect your reputations.
What is your legal specialty area?
Civil litigation, including the representation of school districts, forest preserve districts, zoological societies, homeowners, condominium associations, construction-related entities, and other business clients in defense of matters involving catastrophic bodily injuries and death, premises liability, construction litigation, contracts, property loss, and automobile litigation.