Q: What woman inspires you and why?
A: Christine Sorge: Harriet Tubman, a Marylander who bravely dedicated her life to the service of people who needed her help. From being a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad and serving for the Union Army during the Civil War, to opening a rest home for indigent elderly people and being a strong advocate for women’s suffrage in her later years, every stage of Harriet Tubman’s life is an inspiration.
Kiana Taylor: My mother is my biggest inspiration. As a single mother of four, she ran her own business, managed employees and cared for our family. She taught me the value of hard work and commitment and showed me that being a single mom doesn’t mean I can’t accomplish my goals.
Q: What advice would you offer women just starting out in the legal profession?
A: Lauren Lamb: Don’t be afraid to admit if you don’t know something; ask questions, stay curious, communicate and never stop learning.
Kristin Hall: Expect obstacles, but don’t let them deter you. Find a way to work around them.
Q: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned during your career?
A: Jessica Lieberman: I have learned how important the rules of civility and ethics are in my practice. As a litigator, it’s easy to forget that kindness and decorum can go a long way in moving a case forward and achieving the best possible outcomes for my clients.
Selzer Gurvitch focuses primarily on transactional business and real estate, tax, estate planning and administration and litigation/dispute resolution-related matters for a wide range of local and regional entrepreneurs and their businesses, along with banks, credit unions and individuals. The firm’s team of lawyers applies its deep knowledge base along with a prosperous combination of creativity, efficiency and practicality.