Imagine you’re a bright-eyed high school graduate who just enrolled in the best college you were accepted to. You have big plans for your future, and everyone assures you that you’re on the right path. Everything goes well until you graduate four years later with insurmountable debt. Years go by, and you’re still $100,000 in the hole with no end in sight. Your job doesn’t pay as well as you expected, and you struggle just to make your monthly student loan payments. You feel stuck and helpless, and you don’t know what to do.
I once worked with a client in this exact situation. After several rounds of negotiation, we were able to settle her student loan debt for $40,000 spread over a 12-year period, making her payments much more manageable. The truth is that many unassuming individuals get themselves into bad situations due to a lack of guidance and education about what they’re truly signing up for. Others do their research and make prudent decisions only to fall prey to unexpected circumstances down the line. I’ve witnessed these situations time and time again, and I’d like to dedicate my practice to helping the victims of such hardships.
Given that I earned my undergraduate degree in criminology, you may wonder how I wound up practicing consumer protection. In reality, I still have a significant interest in criminal defense, but my first job out of college was at a consumer protection firm, and I enjoyed the work more than I ever realized I would. I found that the clients I worked with were often facing the worst situations they had ever had to deal with, and I wanted to be there for them during their trying times.
If you have your freedom, your family, and your finances in order, you have just about everything. These are the things I work to protect for my clients.