Desi I. Martinez, OU Law alumnus (’00) and attorney at Martinez & Associates, PLLC, discusses his experience practicing personal injury law during the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects on important lessons learned during law school.
“I chose it and it chose me because it has a heart,” said Martinez in reference to his career in personal injury law. “It allows me to have a real interaction with people and actually help people. I can see how what I am doing is actually helping somebody.”
Martinez stated that attending law school helped him form the correct habits. The best advice given to him by his professors and peers was that you must treat studying like it is your job in order to succeed.
“Stay the course,” advised Martinez. “Just stick with it. Don’t get frustrated because there are going to be good times and bad times. But you have the work ethic if you got into law school and you got out. Understand you are going to have to amp it up even more so.”
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