Ruby Y. Davis’ 2nd career as a lawyer is the most rewarding she’s ever had

Ruby Y. Davis' 2nd career as a lawyer is the most rewarding she's ever had
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Why did you become an attorney?
Honestly, I never wanted to be an attorney. It was my daughter’s idea. When my daughter was about 8 years old, she gave me the idea to go to law school after watching one of her favorite movies. After much research I decided to go to law school; that was one of the best decisions of my life.

Tell us about your education and how you launched your firm.
I am a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and graduate of Birmingham City Schools, Lawson State Community College and Faulkner University. I earned a juris doctorate from Birmingham School of Law. Upon becoming an attorney, I took a leap of faith and resigned from a 15-year career in corporate America and started my law firm, The Davis Law Group LLC. The Davis Law Group specializes in debt relief by filing bankruptcy. Also, we handle personal injury cases, as well as injuries that cause death (wrongful death) cases.

As an entrepreneur, what have you found to be the most challenging?
I must say, building a brand. I’ve learned very quickly that people follow what they determine to be relevant. As my business grows, I find myself pulled in several different directions, yet trying to maintain a consistent brand for my target audience.

What separates your law firm from others?
Pride. We pride ourselves on providing the best legal services. We don’t anxiously await every potential case that comes to our office. We decline cases if we don’t feel that we can offer effective legal representation. However, once we decide to take a case, we are certain that we will provide top notch legal representation.

What does success look like to you?
Success is setting a goal, accomplishing that goal and paving the way for the next person. I was very fortunate as a young lawyer to have several mentors to guide my steps as I embarked upon this new journey. My mentors gave me the key to making critical decisions that lead to successful outcomes for my law firm.

What advice would you give someone interested in becoming an attorney?
I would say, “Go for it!” Practicing law is a second career for me, yet, the most fulfilling position I’ve ever held. As an attorney, I finally feel that I’m operating in my purpose because I’m an advocate for people. In most cases, the people that I represent cannot speak for themselves. I have a duty to protect the interest of those that trust me to represent them.

Where do you see your firm in the next five years?
In five years, I hope to have expanded my law firm to another state while continuing to provide quality legal representation.

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