Happy Lawyer Stories

Many have found joy and success being a lawyer. Our Happy Effective Lawyer WorkStyles Programs include a series of free Youtube videos called the Happy Lawyer Stories

We are featuring accomplished lawyers in short videos to bring their diverse insights and experiences to life. 

Participants are given the following questions as inspiration for their responses:

  1. How does being a lawyer fulfill you personally and professionally?
  2. What advice or tips can you offer based on your style of working
  3. How have your mentors or colleagues contributed to your well-being?
  4. Any additional thoughts about happiness and practicing law?

If you would like to share your insights, please contact Robert A. Creo at robertcreo@happyeffectivelawyer.org

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Listen to Robert A. Creo, mediator and principal of Happy Effective Lawyer, give his insights on finding professional satisfaction.

Fatjona Hoti Hajdini is a graduated lawyer from Krushe e Madhe in Kosovo. She has an LL.M. degree in International Dispute Resolution at Humboldt University of Berlin and is obtaining her second LL.M. degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  We chatted with Fatjona about her inspiration for becoming a lawyer and her career goals in law.

Jessie L. Smith is a recently retired government and private practice trial attorney and deputy cabinet secretary. For our Happy Lawyer Stories series, Jessie spoke to us about her family’s inspirational women and her experience of practicing law for more than 35 years.

Ryan Very of Very Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a zealous trial attorney who asserts rights and promotes justice. Recently, he told us about why he feels professionally and personally fulfilled as an attorney. He also offers practical advice to young lawyers.

Christopher Gabriel, Pittsburgh, PA, Cafardi Ferguson Wyrick Weis + Stotler, explains how he finds fulfillment in law, and offers advice to new lawyers.

Dan D. Kohane is an accomplished New York State lawyer who specializes in insurance law. Dan spoke to us about the practice of law and happiness.