Many of us have childhood dreams which end up being just that, dreams. Life takes us on unexpected turns and what was once a dream becomes a distant memory. I was born in Armenia and at the age of six, my family and I moved to the land of opportunity. Growing up, I saw an unbalanced world and hoped that one day I can do my part to help the vulnerable people of our society. As early as elementary school, I would write letters to powerful companies voicing my viewpoint, question things that didn’t make sense and engaged in debates. My parents were convinced that law school was in my foreseeable future. Watching my mom work hard to tirelessly chase her dreams was a source of inspiration. As I later moved to college, I accepted a job as an insurance adjuster. I met my husband who would be my number one supporter, got married and was later blessed with two children. When I finished my undergrad, I put law school on hold. Instead, I decided to continue my career in the insurance industry. I attended mediations, observed jury trials and met some talented professionals of law across the nation. Each year of life experiences developed another layer of personal and professional confidence. I even trained and finished the LA Marathon. So, I started law school while maintaining a full time job and juggling a family. Just like the marathon, it took perseverance, persistence and passion. Despite the difficulty, the reward of being welcomed to the California Bar at the presence of my husband, two children and parents is priceless. My ambition, sacrifice and dedication exceeded even my own imagination. Now, I am a civil litigator doing what I love to do. Appreciate the experiences, the opportunities and even the challenges life throws your way. Never fear failure, fear regret.
Tatevik Gasparyan, Esq.