The Woman Behind Divorce Asset Division: Meet Karen D. Sparks, CDFA®, J.D.
Q: For those in our audience who not familiar with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® can you share with us some of the services you provide?KS: Fundamentally, A CDFA® works with individuals and couples who are in the process of divorcing in a cost-effective manner to provide education and analysis to help them work through and understand the inevitable financial issues in an impartial and supportive environment.Core practice areas include but are not ..
When there is No Substitute for Experience & Knowledge of Legal Strategies, Meet Family Law Attorney, Sue Saign
Q: Why did you choose to become a lawyer?SS: I did not intend to become a lawyer. It just sort of happened. I was a single mother raising my one-year-old son and I needed some future for myself and my son. I had a four-year degree and thought to myself, “If I go back to school, I need a degree that can give me a career.” I didn’t know of many post-grad programs that lead to a definite career, so I thought …. Doctor? Lawyer? I hate blood. I’ll try law schoo..
Her Firm's Achievements & Results are Measured by the Satisfaction of Her Clients: A Conversation with Attorney Cassie Springer Ayeni
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?CSA: As early as junior high or high school, I felt the need to advocate for others, to make a point to stand up for the kids who were being bullied or ostracized. I also realized around the same time that I truly enjoyed writing, reasoning, and debating. The law seemed a natural fit: I could use my skills to make a palpable difference in people’s lives. I had settled on a career in law ..
Compassion, Understanding & Knowledge: A Proactive Approach to Law Meet Silicon Valley Attorney, Lydia E. Hsu
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?LH: My mother always told me when I was a child that I should be an attorney. Interesting enough, I left for college thinking I would be pursuing a career in music and theater. It wasn’t until I was in college that I became interested in the legal field and picked up a minor in law. Q: Why did you decide on Family Law as your area of expertise?LH: After I graduated from college, I applied to..
When there is no Substitute for Peace of Mind Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Kara N. Foster
Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?KF: I’m not sure that I knew what I wanted to do at age ten, but by thirteen I had three possibilities in mind, Research Scientist, Psychologist/Therapist, or Attorney. Ironically, I am now an attorney but hold bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and Psychology. Q: What expectations did you have after graduating and receiving your law degree?KF: I expected to have to work really hard..
She Strives to Provide Her Clients Peace of Mind with Legal Strategies Tailored to Their Needs An Experienced & Understanding Attorney Makes All the Difference, Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Kimberly A. Madigan
Q: What was your first job? How did it shape or impact you?KM: At a very young age, I started working in a Sicilian restaurant. I had no prior restaurant experience. The owners were very strict and had high expectations of me. I learned a lot. The most valuable skills I picked up in the restaurant industry over the years were salesmanship and the ability to work under pressure and multi-task, which is also a great skill to have as a working Mom! Q: W..
Her Legal Knowledge & Human Wisdom Makes it all Possible! Meet Criminal Defense & Family Lawyer Stacy Remer
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?SR: I knew from a very young age that I wanted to advocate on behalf of others. My first experience with the legal system was as a child and I vowed to make a difference in the lives of those trying to navigate it alone. Q: What type of cases do you generally handle? SR: I practice criminal defense and family law.Q: What is your approach or philosophy to winning or representing a case?SR: I..
Results-Oriented & Caring Representation Silicon Valley Attorney Karen Hubbell
Q: Why did you choose to become a lawyer?KH: I was intrigued with the law and decided to take Paralegal Courses at San Jose State University. I also enjoyed watching LA Law. Obviously, now I realize that most law shows are not truly representative of reality.Q: You decided to have a practice dedicated to Family Law … why?KH: When I first started out in the legal field, I worked for an attorney who handled Family Law and Personal Injury. I enjoyed Family..
She Represents Clients Successfully Before the IRS & Franchise Tax Board Committed to Helping You with a Deeper Understanding Meet Silicon Valley Tax Attorney, Sun J. Chung
Q: Why did you choose to become a lawyer?SC: I wanted a career to challenge me intellectually and think creatively and “on my toes.” I have a passion for helping people and enjoy a hard day’s work.Q: How long have you practiced law?SC: 15 yearsQ: What type of cases do you generally handle? SC: Tax controversy matters, which includes IRS audits/examinations, international tax compliance issues, and tax collections matters. I handle cases at the audit, ap..
She Empowers Her Clients Through Compassionate Representation Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Caroline Badalnejad: An Experienced Attorney Who Understands Your Needs
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?CB: In my mid 40s when my youngest child had just begun Kindergarten.Q: What expectations did you have after graduating and receiving your law degree?CB: I wanted to establish a solo practice and advocate for my clients’ rights and interests.Q: What type of cases do you generally handle? CB: Mostly Family Law, some Consumer Bankruptcy, Estate Planning/Probate cases. Q: Can you share with our..
Her Legal Passion Stems from Her Own Personal Experience, Time Tested Advice on How to Handel the Little Things, & the Big Things! A Conversation with Silicon Valley Attorney, Amanda K. O’ Neal
Q: At age 16, what did you think your career path might be?AON: At age 16 is when I figured out, I wanted to be a Special Education Attorney. I decided I wanted to be a lawyer around age 12. I remember showing up to career day at school during sixth grade dressed as a lawyer. I have personal connections with special education law as both my brother and sister had to navigate the special education systems throughout their education. My mom is also a speech ..
Your Goal is Her Mission, Making a Difference is Her Practice, Meet Attorney Laura Mazza
Q: After high school, did you have an idea of what your career path might be?LM: I had every intention of becoming a doctor at that point in my life, which shifted once I started taking the pre-requisite classes in college and became a registered EMT, responding to medical emergencies on campus – I enjoyed it but realized medicine was not my calling.Q: Share with us why you journeyed from Maine to the Bay Area?LM: I spent a number of happy years in the bay..
She’s Committed to Providing the Compassionate, Experienced Legal Assistance you Deserve Meet Attorney Traci J. Pickering
Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?TJP: Trying to put myself back into my 10-year old mind, I’d say I probably wanted to be a professional track athlete.Q: What expectations did you have after graduating and receiving your law degree?TJP: I expected to make partner while still being able to have a family and life outside of my career. I expected that if I worked hard, I could be great at both – advocating for people and being a..
She Will Navigate You Through the Emotions to a Better Solution An Experienced Attorney Who Understands Your Needs. Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Sandra J. McManus
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?SM: This is a funny story. My mom tells people that I always wanted to be an attorney (especially since she hasn’t won an argument with me since I was 3 years old) but I remember only deciding to go to law school in my last year of college. She is actually correct because in my sophomore year of high school we started looking at colleges that had a “Law & Society” major which tells me that..