After 15 years in law enforcement, I decided it was time for a change. I ventured out into the workforce and landed myself a job in the advertising industry, and guess what? I hated it. Still, I decided to give the non-legal world another try and wound up working for a short time at a trucking company. Once again, I hated my job.
That’s when it dawned on me — I wasn’t meant to leave the legal world. I simply needed to approach it from another angle. Within months of that realization, I was well on my way to law school. Now, looking back on my transition from cop to lawyer, I know with absolute certainty that fighting the good fight for my clients is what keeps me coming to work each day.
THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A FORMER POLICE OFFICER
Many of my clients (namely, the criminally accused) are hesitant to work with a former police officer. After all, it’s the police who put them in this position in the first place. I can’t speak for all ex-cops, but I can tell you that there are three key qualities I have that can only strengthen your case:
I am absolutely committed to justice,
I understand how the other side thinks, and
I don’t back down from a challenge.
My philosophy: fight for what’s right, even when it’s difficult.