Former Partner, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
“I grew up in an abusive and neglectful situation. My mother disappeared when I was about three. My younger brother and I lived mostly with a very troubled father who suffered a horrible childhood of his own. I wasn’t much help to my brother who didn’t survive our childhood experience well and died as a young man.
I have always run a business of some type, starting when I was in the third grade selling candy to kids at school. At 15, I added working full time in restaurants. At 19, while a part-time college student, I was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam war. I continued to run business ventures while in the Army. At 21, I was honorably discharged, restarted college, worked various jobs and continued small business ventures. I graduated from college at 25, started law school and was promptly injured in a horrible traffic collision. I graduated from law school, passed the bar, and founded a law firm at the age of 29. I successfully ran the firm until I sold my interest in 2015.
My quest was one of survival, not of success or greatness. What earning money meant to me was food, necessities of life, security, and surviving another day. Slowly, over time, I learned to enjoy the fruits of my endeavors, developed self esteem, and learned to relax in the quiet confidence that I wouldn’t be hungry and that I would have a place to sleep.”