Being an attorney was not my childhood dream. In 1983, I went to Kent State University to be an architect. I wasn't very good at it and since I had no backup plan, I dropped out in 1986. I got married, had a daughter, got divorced, got remarried to a guy with two awesome kids.
After the kids graduated from high school, I went back to Kent State and got my undergraduate degree in paralegal studies at the age of 50. I worked for two wonderful attorneys at a small firm but when they both decided to go solo, I had to find a new job. I decided to apply to law school. I took the LSAT and applied to the University of Akron School of Law. I had already decided that if I wasn’t accepted, I was just going to keep job hunting.
In March 2015, I was notified that I had been accepted to start in the fall. I was blown away! I told my husband that I had been accepted and he said "Well if you got in, you have to go". I began law school in the fall of 2015, worked full time and went to school part time at night and through the summers. There was never a break. In January 2019, I graduated with my juris doctorate. In February, I passed the Ohio bar exam first try. In May, I took my oath of office.
I know hard work. I'm a blue collar girl. I respect people who trust me with their hard earned money. If that's the kind of lawyer you want, contact me.