July 19, 2016 article

Class Actions 101: How I Began My Practice

By Emily J. Kirk

Many of us went to law school because we were driven by certain legal interests. I was no exception. I went to law school because I wanted to pursue a career in policy (particularly educational policy). And although I started down that path, time, circumstances, and a little bit of luck led me in a different direction. Now my practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in consumer-based class actions, and I couldn’t be happier.

After starting my career as counsel for a U.S. Senate subcommittee, I returned home to the Midwest. I realized that my options for legislative and policy-oriented legal work were limited, so I began working in the business litigation department of a medium-sized plaintiffs’ law firm.

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