Upon earning my Bachelor’s Degree from St. Joseph’s College and receiving my paralegal certificate from SUNY Stony Brook University in New York, I went to work for one of The Trustees in Long Island, New York. I found my new employer to be a colorful and insightful attorney and was grateful that he elected to take me under his wing. He had a lot to say about the law and regularly sought me out as his sounding board and confidant. It was at this firm where I learned how to review and analyze bankruptcy files. I also became extremely well versed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy law.
Upon entering a courtroom for the first time, I was inspired and awed as I gained a better understanding of the legal system at work. I witnessed discussions among attorneys prior to hearings and I listened in as my employer, the Trustee, spoke to debtors who were going through the bankruptcy process. He spoke to these debtors with great care and respect. I admired my employer’s integrity and I also saw him speak with attorneys who failed to do their due diligence, with tenacity and authority.
I began to soak up every morsel of every case. The detailed knowledge that I obtained about bankruptcy, the debtors, the attorneys and watching the process unfold gave me the desire to specialize the niche of chapters 7 and 13 bankruptcy.