What inspired you to become a lawyer? And what did you do before becoming a lawyer?
One of my friends was killed, and the police botched up the investigation. I was a freshman in high school. I wanted to be a criminal lawyer. Also, I saw injustices. I was a bit of a juvenile delinquent, and I saw the police usually taking away “the guy who didn’t do it” rather than the innocent-looking woman, etc. Basically, they’d just look at the group, and arrest the “hoodiest” looking one. Before law school I was a paralegal—I went to law school at 21 after taking a year off, so I didn’t do much before that.