From a young age, history and politics were always my favorite subjects. I was curious to learn about the law and business, and my parents helped cultivate my interest by enrolling me in summer camps centered around government and the judicial system. I also started small businesses with my friends to earn extra money. By the time I was in sixth grade, I’d already decided I was going to become an attorney, and I recall telling my class that I would graduate from law school and pass the bar when I turned 27. Little did I know, my predictions were spot-on.
Prior to attending law school, I had the opportunity to intern at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C. Later, while in law school, I clerked for the Honorable Judge John Thornton in Florida's Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Complex Business Litigation Division. Both of these experiences gave me valuable experiences that have helped me to be successful as a partner at Gerber Law Offices.
Most notably, my time clerking for Judge Thornton allowed me to observe judges and other attorneys and learn how to most effectively present a case. I am fortunate that I had the opportunity to see the courtroom from a judge’s perspective. My experience taught me how crucial it is to thoroughly research issues and present arguments clearly and concisely. These experiences and knowledge have and will forever impact my career as an attorney.
Once I decided to pursue a career in the field of law, I did everything I could to become a well-rounded attorney.