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The THL People Series was created in part to show our clients a bit of the personalities behind the emails and phone calls, but mostly to say “thank you” to all of our wonderful employees who work hard to help our firm run smoothly. This is the eighth installment, yet we have yet to highlight someone from our Chicago office and realized, it was needed.
Meet Liam Brannon. Liam has been with TorHoerman Law for the past two years and has been an instrumental part of our Chicago office. He is not only a great help when presented with a project, but he is a genuinely friendly and kind person.
We’re excited (and sad!) to announce that Liam will be following his dreams of becoming a lawyer and will be leaving us to attend law school in the fall. Although we wish him all the best, we’re sad to see him go.
But, we still have a few months left together so we felt it was time for Liam to take the spotlight on the TorHoerman Law blog. To learn more about Liam, read his interview below.
A. I had some family members that were deeply affected by the legal system when I was growing up and this influenced me greatly in choosing law as a career path. I also took multiple introductory law courses in college that further shaped that aspiration to go to law school.
A. I’m still waiting to hear back from two schools I’m currently waitlisted at before making a final decision—I’m giving myself a firm deadline of July 7th. I applied to six schools in the Midwest and one on the West Coast. I’ll let you know when I make a final decision!
A. My projects throughout the day and week vary greatly in the Chicago office. My day can consist of many things including discovery requests and responses, document production, drafting and filing various documents, organizing electronic documents in our system or running errands at the courthouse. It all depends on what’s going on in a particular litigation at the time.
I absolutely think working at TorHoerman Law has prepared me for a career in the legal industry. I wanted to be exposed to the law and figure out what being a lawyer was like, especially on a day to day basis. At first, I didn’t know what to expect or what my role was going to be at the firm, but I got a taste of the industry early on and have greatly benefitted from it. Ultimately, I wanted to ensure this was a career I wanted to pursue and I could only do that by gaining experience like I’ve done the past two years.
I was actually planning on going to law school last year, but I was handed more important tasks and thought it was essential to stick around for additional experience. I feel like I’m going to be at an advantage when I do get to law school because I’ve had the first-hand experience of working directly with our lawyers, who are extremely good at what they do, while also gaining familiarity with legal writing and the court system.
A. How can I say I’m probably the most stereotypical, normal person without sounding boring? I have the cliché response, “I love hanging out with my friends, attending Cubs games, and going to the beach in the summer. I’m really just trying to enjoy the City of Chicago.”
But in reality, I don’t have too many hobbies right now. The last couple of years, I’ve been focusing on working, studying for the LSAT, applying to law schools, and just figuring out my life in general. It’s kind of consumed my life. I hope within the next year to do some traveling out of the country to make up for the last couple of years of being a boring person!
A. That’s a really hard question because I’ve never thought about it really. I’d have to say either supersonic hearing or reading people’s minds. If you run into the wrong person, you may not want to know what they’re thinking.
A. Probably Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
A. Spending the work day with Melinda and Jill can be pretty hilarious. Those two are great, really fun people to work with. I’ll miss spending so much time with them.
After work, I like to plop myself on the couch after a workout. Ideally, I drink a beer and watch ESPN. I don’t think it can get any better than that.
From everyone at TorHoerman Law, good luck in law school, Liam! We know you will accomplish great things.
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