Why I Became A Lawyer: A Circuitous Path To The Law

Law360 (April 16, 2019, 4:59 PM EDT) -- This article is part of a series in which attorneys reflect on the formative life experiences that helped lay the groundwork for their careers in the legal profession. In this installment, Joseph Maraia, of Burns & Levinson LLP, recounts the roundabout career path that led him first to become a master electrician, then an electrical engineer, and finally an IP attorney.

Joseph Maraia My dad immigrated from Italy to the United States when he was five years old, and went on to become an electrician and eventually a teacher at a local area vocational high school. While teaching, he attended school at night, and...

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