I became paralyzed on Aug. 13, 2013. There was nothing overly traumatic about it. I had gone in for a major spine surgery with an amazing neurosurgeon. We anticipated that I would be up walking the next day, but when I woke up from the eight-hour surgery, I discovered that I was paralyzed. One of my earliest concerns after that discovery was about what would happen to my law practice.

Would I still be able to do my job?

Perry Mason in Training

My path to law school was a long one. I didn’t grow up knowing that I wanted to be a lawyer. I didn’t go to college knowing that either. It wasn’t until I sat in one of my first classes on my first day of law school that I knew that this was where I belonged.