As the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants, I watched my parents work hard every day to provide for their children, and it was their work ethic that pushed me to strive for the best. I let nothing stand in my way to achieve my goals and always strived for excellence, whether as an elementary school student at Silvermine, a middle school student at West Rocks, or a high school student at Norwalk High. It was not until I graduated from Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania, however, that I discovered the law. Like many college graduates, I had to soul search for my next big move. After some thought and jobs that were great experiences but were not ultimately what I wanted, I decided to take my two majors, Government & Law and Spanish, and run with them. My first legal position was answering phones at a local law firm. In a short period of time, I went from being a receptionist, to being a legal assistant, to being a legal secretary, and to finally being a paralegal. At that time, I really enjoyed what I was doing. I was helping people buy their first homes, deal with the death of a loved one, and get out of jail, if necessary. Nothing could better than this. Then, one day, one of the attorneys I was working with sat me down and discussed law school with me. He said I was doing everything he was doing and that I should be recognized for it. He said I should strive for more, strive for the best. Within a year, I applied to law school, got accepted, and was registered for my first year at New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduation, I began my career as an attorney at a small law firm in Stamford, Connecticut, and never looked back.
Why I Am an Injury Lawyer Throughout my career, I worked in real estate, probate, bankruptcy, foreclosure, family, criminal, juvenile and personal injury. Although I enjoyed working in all these areas of the law, I had a passion for personal injury. Helping people after a horrific accident, making sure they get the treatment they need and ensuring they get compensated for their pain and suffering is what I live for. As a personal injury attorney, I get to fulfil my passion of helping those who need it most.