Ernest DuBose worked his way through college and law school as a counselor to people with special needs and serving his country in the US Army. We talk about his path to successfully start a family law practice in the New York City with 600,000 other lawyers competing.
Below is a summary of our interview:
The question is not that you failed but if you are content there – Abraham Lincoln
Ernest talks about his educational journey from Fisk to University of Massachusetts to the US Army and starting a law firm.
Ernest discusses loses his first trial and breaking up with his girlfriend at the same time.
We chat about the case that finally made Ernest feel like he knew what he was doing.
Ernest’s work at DuBose and Greenberg
Ernest talks about giving a client the opportunity to afford supporting his children and getting visitation rights.
What’s Exciting Ernest Now
Being able to be recognized by New York City to accept cases on behalf of the indigent and trying cases against a fertilizer company.
Book Ernest Recommends: The Alchemist
Helpful Habit: Checking his pride at the door
Internet Resource: My Shingle Blog, A lawyer blog and CNBC Small Business
Helpful Person: Sidney Baumgarten and Kenneth Montgomery
What’s His Purpose: To create something he could leave to his family: his business
How to follow Ernest
If you are starting a business, expect it to be hard…There are so many things you don’t expect
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