Why did you decide to become an attorney? – Joel Brown
Growing up I was a dedicated competitive tennis player. I had a big western floor hand and big dreams of winning Roland Garros or Wimbledon. As I got older, It quickly became apparent to me that earning a living as a tennis player was probably not going to be my reality so I started to think about what I could do to earn a living. When I got to college at Dartmouth in New Hampshire even though I played tennis, I thought about things that I’d been good at growing up. Things that could put my skills from tennis which were self-discipline, commitment, motivation, hard work, and motivation to the best use. My parents told me as a child I always asked a lot of questions. Good questions and I followed up on them and my father was a lawyer so I thought it might make sense to go to law school, and so I did.
I enrolled at the University of Miami School of Law and there the things that I enjoyed the most were the things that let me put my competitive edge on display. Things like oral argument in court and mock trial and so I did well in those things. Coming out of law school, I worked for two different defense firms. At those defense firms I represented some of the largest insurance companies, individuals, corporations, against people who had been injured or wronged and I did not enjoy it. When I was presented the opportunity to switch to the good side and come to the elite firm here, Freidin Brown, I jumped on it and now I represent plaintiffs who have been seriously injured or wronged by negligence or wrongdoing in medical malpractice and negligence cases and I haven’t looked back.