DARA R. PAVIA
PARTNER, BROWN, GRUTTADARO & PRATO, PLLC
Years in current role: 25
What has been your biggest success over the past year?
I would have to say that my biggest success over the past year has been the ability to continue to vigorously defend my clients despite the many COVID obstacles facing nursing home facilities.
What are your expectations for the rest of this year?
I am cautiously optimistic that we will see the return to in person court conferences and a pre-COVID trial schedule.
What advice would you give someone starting a personal injury law practice right now?
My advice at any time is always the same, PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE. Conduct a complete investigation and meet with all the witnesses involved.
If you could practice one area of law that you haven’t practiced in your career, what would it be and why?
I would practice in the area of Education Law. There are numerous families with children that require additional educational services who are left frustrated and distraught by their local school districts who continually deny them vital services. Representing these families would be extremely rewarding.
What is one personal goal you have for the next year?
My goal would be to spend more time with my family and friends.