What do I like about being a lawyer?
Well, I guess the thing that I like the best is helping people. And I meet good people, when they come to see me, and I get to know them. And we have a mission statement, here, which hopefully represents our firm. And it’s two words – it says: we care.
And I really do care about the people that come to see me, that engage my services to try and help them. And I try and tell them what the law is, but I also try and take a practical approach to whatever their problems or questions they may have. Many times, there is not a legal solution to their problem, and so, I try and come up with some alternative suggestions on how to try and resolve the matter. Many times it’s neighbors problems, or it’s family problems, or whatever, and so I try and listen, and be empathetic, and care, although many times I’ll tell them that there’s not a good legal solution to the problem.
And, also, as far as dealing with legal problems, is to make sure that I don’t do any harm to the client. And, also, that if they come to me with an $8,000.0 problem, that that’s what their damages are, that I don’t wind up charging them, you know, $5,000.00, $6,000.00, $7,000.00, to solve the problem. So, after litigation’s all done and over with, and they get their money, well, then, they turn around and they pay me all the money, and they’ve gone through all this aggravation, in order to simply pay their lawyer to resolve the issue.
Also, I caution people about not suing based upon the principle of the matter, and the principle is very expensive. And probably after they’re paying me a huge amount of money over the principle of the matter, that they sort of forget what they told me to begin with, it didn’t matter how much it costs them – it usually does. But I enjoy chatting with folks, and sometimes I think I’m pretty funny, so, particularly if they laugh at my jokes, well, I usually get along very well with the folks.
And so, I just like, you know, being a lawyer, and seeing if I can’t solve problems. Particularly when it comes to real estate issues, whenever I try to clear up a title, or figure out how to do something, and I can figure out how to do it, maybe when someone else hasn’t been able to do it. So, like, a treasure hunt, trying to find folks, or to come up with the law is, or to figure out how to do something.
Hi, my name is Jaleh Piran-Vesseh, and I am an Associate Attorney here at the Law Firm of Waller and Mitchell. I have been here for two years as an Associate Attorney and the areas of law that I practice are predominantly Foreclosure Litigation, both Plaintiffs and Defense work, Guardianship Administration, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, and Real Estate Litigation.
The legal training that I have stems from my time at Stetson University College of Law, where I graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree. I also have legal training in the fields of Foreclosure Defense, specifically, as well as Elder Law in Medicaid planning, and also in the Administration of Guardianship’s.
Oftentimes, clients will ask me, “What made you want to be a lawyer?” and I hold that very dear to my heart, because for me, as a small child, I always knew that I wanted to help people. From an early age, I decided that being a Lawyer was the best possible way for me to accomplish this goal.
And so, the best part for me of being an Attorney is seeing the impact that I am able to make on my clients’ lives in a positive way, and sometimes, in not positive situations that they’re unfortunately in, tends to be the best part of being a Lawyer and the reason why I decided to get into this field, practice.
The biggest highlight of my career thus far was assisting one of our elderly clients with saving her home. This particular individual was in her SC. She had been married for many, many years. I think almost 40 years, to be exact, and her husband had recently passed away.
In the situation, her husband was the one, their entire marriage who took care of the finances, and the bills, and made sure that everything was taken care of. So, this woman, she came to me, and she was being foreclosed on, and she was completely distraught and didn’t know which way to turn, having lost her husband and also now facing losing her home.
So, this woman, I was able to successfully modify her loan, save her home, have the foreclosure lawsuit dismissed, and she is still in her home to this day, the home that she has owned now more than 40 years. So that was probably the biggest highlight of my career, and seeing the biggest difference that I made in her life, because she was so grateful, and every time she came in, she gave me a hug, and she was just over the moon that we were able to do that for her. That was definitely the biggest highlight of my career thus far.