I’ve got to start with the fact that I’m a kid from New Jersey. I came to San Francisco to go to law school and I got lucky when someone hired me to be a personal injury lawyer. Working for the past 25 years at the Strick Law Offices with Nestor Schnasse, we represent folks who have been injured, to get them compensation. For us, we’re concerned about the safety net that others have, when they’re hurt and they can’t make it. I have always wanted to be a lawyer helping folks in understanding the importance of civil justice.
I’m not sure what started my career, but as I’ve been doing this for the past 30, some odd years, it’s become increasingly important for me, so that people who have a need to make their voices heard, and that’s really what all people want to have. I mean, it’s always great to win and when you know, you get a win and you get accolades for the win, that’s great, but my proudest moments are sort of more private. I keep count and in my mind those times when I’ve gotten a thank you note from some of our clients. And it’s funny because you don’t always get the thank you note from the person you think is going to thank you.
Me and my office, are a steady voice in Marin. We are concerned about the county, we do things not only for people in the civil justice system, but I’ve been fortunate enough to have an opportunity to work with the Interfaith Council and the social justice programs that they find so important and that I find so important. The Marin County Bar Association, which is important to all lawyers and all of the community, and the work that we’ve done around the county. So I would hope that, and I know that the Marin County Trial Lawyers Association are concerned about the civil justice programming in Marin and in the County generally. And they’ve been kind enough to acknowledge me for my work and I’m very, very grateful.