"I come from a blue-collar background. I watched my parents struggle at times but always work hard to provide for the family. My Dad had to hire a lawyer once when I was about 10 years old, which made a big impression on me. This lawyer helped my parents deal with a title problem with the only piece of property they owned, our home. They were scared and he got them through it. From that time, I wanted to be a lawyer and never changed from that path.
I am thankful the civil justice system provided us with a hand up to overcome the struggle and pain. I am grateful that attorney came into our lives, listened, and fought for our home. This attorney made a lasting impact on me and inspired me to become a lawyer to fight for the underdog.
I joined the FJA as a young lawyer to connect with my peers and learn so I could become a more effective lawyer for my clients. After more than 28 years of practicing law, I have continued to value the importance of supporting the FJA.
As an FJA EAGLE Member, I pay an enduring tribute to the attorney who inspired me to make law my life, and to my parents and wife who supported me along the way. It's my way to carry forward the mission to protect the rights of injured Floridians to seek civil justice accountability from a jury.
I am thankful for the important work FJA does to keep the courthouse doors open so that my clients can continue to seek justice in our court system.
EAGLE plays a critical role in this mission. Without EAGLE, it would be much harder for hard-working people like my parents to seek and receive justice when they're hurt."
Burnetti, PA | Tampa
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