What kind of law do you practice at KC Law?
I handle all matters involving civil litigation and personal injury, with a specialty in medical malpractice. I’ve handled a wide variety of serious personal injury cases including accidents arising overseas, complex class action suits, and wrongful death medical malpractice matters.
Why did you decide to go into business for yourself?
I started developing a personal injury/malpractice practice at my last firm, about 10 years ago now. Malpractice cases can take anywhere between three and five years to resolve or go to trial. So, it ended up being an area to which they really didn’t want to devote the time and expense. Having built up a sizable caseload, and enjoying the work, the next logical thing to do was to open my own firm. I haven’t looked back since.
Any advice to share with someone also considering going into business for themself?
Do it. It’s a scary leap to make, especially if you’ve been tied to a weekly pay check all your life. However, there is nothing more rewarding than becoming your boss and having complete control of your success.
What do you enjoy most about your business?
The majority of my cases, unfortunately, involve a traumatic life altering event for my clients. Clients come to me at a time of need, where they don’t know where to turn next. I truly enjoy providing guidance and counsel, and seeing them obtain a successful resolution for the trauma, pain and suffering they have been through.
What do you like to do in the local area/what other small businesses do you support?
There’s nothing better than supporting your own home town. Professionally, there are a number of great lawyers in Westfield, practicing in areas in which I don’t. When I’m asked for a recommendation, referring them to a Westfield attorney is my top priority. Personally, we love supporting all of Westfield’s small businesses, including the local breweries, boutiques, restaurants, mechanics and of course this magazine!