Since I was young, I’ve always been more or less disgusted by the prison-industrial complex. I’ve always seen it as an incredibly negative part of our society that doesn’t do much good for anyone. Really, it seems that the people in power are more interested in imprisoning others for their own profit or political reasons than because they actually care about the details of a criminal case.
That’s why I went into law school, plain and simple. I was never impressed with the criminal justice system, and I wanted to do something about it rather than disagree with it from afar. Not only that, but the idea of being able to argue someone’s way out of a seemingly impossible situation was an obstacle I was determined to overcome.
Before I could begin making my mark in the legal world, I first had to go to law school and make sure I was heading down the right path. Fortunately, I was able to study under some excellent professors at DePaul College of Law and try out a few internships — Cook County Public Defender and Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers. These internships further fueled my interest in criminal defense and also showed me that I might have a place in family law, as well.
With every step I took toward Stout & Casey, I became more sure that I was made for this line of work.