When I think of my family, I think of courage and tradition. My father’s father was an attorney in Havana, Cuba before Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. As a young man, my dad served in the Bay of Pigs as a paratrooper in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro. His efforts to restore democracy in Cuba, and what he accomplished later here in the United States, are an inspiration to me every day. Eventually, my dad moved to the United States and enrolled in law school. He attended law school at night while he worked as a blackjack dealer in a Reno, Nevada casino while also raising his four children. After receiving his license to practice law, in 1989 my dad opened a small law office with the devotion to help people who were in need.
I am proud to keep my dad’s legacy going alongside my brother, Orlando. I have been an attorney for almost 20 years and strive everyday to grow what my dad started. He showed us through his actions that it was a privilege to practice law and to be in a position to help people. He was always genuinely nice to his clients and treated each of them like they were family. We learned a sense of justice and the joy that comes with helping clients through my dad’s actions.
Although we miss our dad dearly, we are lucky today to continue doing what he loved to do. And we have surrounded ourselves with other lawyers who are exceptional at what they do and who share the same passion for helping people in need. I believe that this has allowed us to attract similarly minded legal assistants and staff. I enjoy coming to work each day because we are surrounded by attorneys and staff who enjoy what they are doing and strive each day to be better than they were yesterday.
We understand that we have this privilege due to all the generosity and confidence our clients have shown to us. Without our clients, none of this would be possible. So our mission is to continue our dad’s tradition by being caring and treating each of our clients like they are a member of our family. We do this while also providing exceptional and dedicated legal service. We enjoy fighting for our clients and doing what is necessary to get them the best possible result – because this is what you do for family.
I am blessed with a beautiful wife of seven years and with three precious daughters. I enjoy going to the gym and playing tennis. Thanks to our law firm, wonderful team, and our clients, I am able to make all this possible.