In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. — Peter F. Drucker
This is not your Daddy’s law firm.
I knew from my second year of law school that I wanted to own my own business. That dream became a reality in the fall of 2005 when I started my first law practice in Orlando, Florida. Originally a divorce law firm, we helped lots of individuals navigate the messy waters of family court.
Was it messy? Yes.
Did I enjoy helping my clients? You betcha’.
However, over the years, I’ve developed many relationships and (dare I say) friendships with individuals that are beginning the process of starting and building an internet based business. In the business world, these people are affectionately known as “entrepreneurs”.
An entrepreneur is defined as “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.”
In my opinion, these are the bravest of souls, the people who make change happen in our world. Without entrepreneurs, we wouldn’t have cars, we wouldn’t have electricity or telephones, heck, we most certainly wouldn’t have the beautiful Apple MacBook Pro that I’m writing this on right now.
Entrepreneurs aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone for a calling that is bigger than they are. They have a passion that burns inside them and feeds all that they do. They take on a tremendous amount of risk to add something of value to their community and maybe even the world.
As I approach my 12th year of practicing law and my kids start to get older, I realize that I myself want something more than to be known as simply a “divorce lawyer”. To my friends that have practiced family law with me for many years, I commend you for carrying on in a practice area that many lawyers are unwilling to even stomach.
But for me, I have a passion to help those individuals that have a never-ending optimism for life and who strive for excellence and distinction in all of their pursuits. I strive to help my entrepreneurial friends and colleagues to protect the businesses that they have worked so hard to build.
Today is the first day of the rest of my legal career. Today I form Hawthorn Law, a law firm for internet entrepreneurs. For more information and to keep up-to-date on the status of this transition, please make sure to sign up for email updates.