Attorney Robert Bozeman Encourages Law Students to Learn to Write
The managing partner at the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, Robert Bozeman leads the firm’s civil litigation section. Having received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Florida A&M University (1995) and Juris Doctorate from Georgia State College of Law (2001), Bozeman made a decision to pursue law after witnessing fellow congregation members at Friendship Baptist Church wield their influence. “While there were no lawyers in my family, I was influenced by several members of my church who were lawyers and who always seemed to be involved in any important church decision,” he said.
“Attorney Thomas Cuffie had a profound impact on my ability to examine the business of practicing law and deal fairly with clients. Attorneys at King & Spalding, an international law firm — my first position as an attorney — impacted me by challenging me to become a better writer. Attorneys too often focus on oratory skills but, in many instances, the ability to write will likely have a greater impact on [one's] success as an attorney,” explained Bozeman.
The Davis Bozeman Law Firm, which is located less than two miles from where Bozeman was raised, was born of humble beginnings. He and partner, Mawuli Davis, had only two part-time employees. Today, their staff consists of as many as 14 full-time employees. The firm is robust and growing. The partners have invested in cutting-edge case management software, which expands their capacity to handle twice as many cases and is demonstrative of their commitment to be courageous community advocates.
Since most of his cases involve serious injury or death, there are really no true winners. But, there is one case that makes Bozeman smile. “One of the results I am most proud of, was a case where an on-duty police officer struck and killed two women and ticketed them for running a red light. Despite the evidence against them, we immediately requested that certain evidence be preserved, including the ‘black box’ on the police cruiser. We also performed a reconstruction of the accident. Based on our accident reconstruction, it was later determined that the police officer was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and was, in fact, at fault for the collision and the death of the two women.” he vaunts.
A supporter of community projects like Consequences of Thug Life at Clarkston High School, Bozeman offers this advice for students considering pursuing a law degree, “Find a mentor. A good mentor can make all the difference in helping to identify opportunities related to the legal profession that could help foster a more informed decision about law school.”
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