As a boy, history and politics were always my favorite subjects. I was curious about how the law worked, and my parents helped cultivate my interest by enrolling me in summer camps centered around government and the judicial system. So, by the time I was in sixth grade, I’d already decided I was going to become an attorney, and I proudly told my class I would graduate 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 the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida’s Complex Business Litigation Division. Both of these experiences gave me the valuable experience I needed in order to successfully join the Gerber Law Offices in 2013.
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. Like Travis, I am fortunate that I had the opportunity of seeing the courtroom from a judge’s perspective. My experience taught me how crucial it is to keep your brief clear and concise. After all, judges only have so much time to devote to your case, and you want to ensure your point is heard. This knowledge will forever impact the way I present my cases.
Once I decided to pursue a career in the field of law, I did everything I could to become a well-rounded attorney.