Tonight's post on her path from divorce to The Manely Firm is a first
for our newest attorney, Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall.
When I was fifteen years old, my parents found themselves in a terrifying
legal situation. My parents are Vietnamese so I served as an interpreter
for them when they met with their attorneys. I went to countless consultations
with my mom and saw how so many attorneys rudely cut her off. Finally,
we met someone who was
willing to listen. He fully understood our case and could see that it was worth fighting.
That man is a hero to our family.
He also told me all those years ago that I should be a lawyer. I hope and
strive to be for clients what he was for my family. I want to listen fully,
understand deeply, fight zealously, and give hope. So when I grew up,
I became a lawyer.
Over a decade ago, I went through a painful divorce. My ex-husband, with
the backing of his wealthy family, managed to drag out our divorce for
a grueling eighteen months. It was emotionally and financially exhausting.
It was so painful that I had made up my mind that I would practice anything
but family law. I was sure it would be too painful to ever face again.
The saying is true: man plans; God laughs.
Some years later, I received a call from my ex-husband's soon-to-be
second ex-wife. Talking with her and helping her was surprisingly easy
and it was a healing experience for us both. I realized that if I could
help her through a divorce, I could help others too. No one's divorce
could be as similar to what I went through than hers.
I found myself taking on more and more divorce cases, and I have found
family law to be the most rewarding field for me. Now, I am happily joining
the Manely Firm, P.C., where the
entire focus is on family law. Clients find in me someone who understands, not just
what they're going through during the proceedings but also what life
after divorce will hold.
Just a little bit more about me, by way of introduction. Not only am I
a compassionate and understanding lawyer, I am also very hard-working.
While I was in law school, I was the president of the Student Bar Association
and a member of the Moot Court team. The National Association of Women
Lawyers awarded me the Outstanding Student of the Year for Georgia State
University Law School the year I graduated.
After my first year as an attorney, I was chosen to serve as the Young
Lawyer's Division president for the local bar association where I
was a member. I was interviewed for a documentary regarding women in the
law. The documentary features Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
I am very active in my church and I volunteer with the homeless. I am also
the secretary for the Gainesville-Hall County Junior League.
I am excited about dedicating my passion and energy to the clients of the
Manely Firm. It is an honor to be a part of this firm. It will be an honor
to serve our clients.
Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall
(Just a little more about Jennifer: for the immediate future she will be
principally practicing with Brandy Alexander in our Lawrenceville office.
But stay tuned for more exciting news!)