I believe people are like snowflakes rather than assembly line cars - we are each unique and have taken our own path to arrive where we are today. My journey to owning Emery Law Office and serving the residents of Kentucky and Indiana who have been injured in an auto accident is anything but typical. I had all four of my (now teenage) children before starting law school. I traveled two states away from my home in Louisville to attend law school each weekend in Lansing, MI. While it wasn't "up hill both ways." I DID find myself traveling through a lot of snow on some weekends. I graduated just over 2 years later (I sped up my program because gas prices were increasing) in the top 10% of my class. I have been licensed to practice law serving KY and IN residents since 2006.
I started my career as a single parent and understand that sometimes life is such a balancing act that being without a car for even a day can have repercussions that last well beyond that week's schedule. I understand that when an accident upsets the carefully planned routine of a household, often the problems created go beyond the accident. I have been on the receiving end of a lot of encouragement, help with transporting kids to all their activities, and help with tasks that were beyond my skill set. Because of this, I have a strong desire to help others who find themselves in need of my encouragement or skill set. I take great satisfaction in helping individuals and that is why the only cases I have ever handled have been representing the plaintiff in a personal injury case. Since opening Emery Law Office in May 2017, I have narrowed my focus even further and only represent plaintiffs in auto-related personal injury cases. These include car, truck, bus, motorcycle and commercial vehicles as well as pedestrians or bicyclists injured by a vehicle.
When I'm not practicing law, I can often be found at a high school cross-country meet, swim meet or track meet (depending on the season). My two daughters are in college and my two sons are finishing high school. I devour books on a regular basis, but never read the same one twice. I sponsor children through Compassion International and cherish the relationships I've developed all over the world as a result.
Will Smith once said, "If you're not making someone else's life better, then you're wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better." While I won't go as far as to say that this is my credo, I do agree with it. I believe that by helping others, help is there when I need it and, what's more, I find joy in helping others.