I have always hoped the time would come when I could serve my community as a circuit court judge. Maybe I did not fully consider the yard signs and elections and . . . well, you know, the politicking. But I did know one day the bench would call, and I would need to work hard to answer.
I love being a trial lawyer. But representing one point of view, one perspective, one position to argue is limiting. I am very good at digesting a lot of information, spotting important issues, and getting to the bottom line. Now I want to use those skills in the courtroom. A judge’s role is to consider all corners of the debate and render intellectually honest, fair decisions, with integrity and compassion. Some days, this will be a challenge, but I will strive to meet this goal every day.