Legal Limelight, a weekly feature, includes a Q&A with one of our attorneys or valued employees. Keep reading to learn all about this week's guest, Rebecca M. Kujawa.
Q: How many years have you been with HoganWillig?
A: I’ve been with HoganWillig for about five and a half years.
Q: What is your area of practice?
A: My areas of practice are Appellate, Civil Rights, and Personal Injury.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: I went to the University at Buffalo for my Bachelor’s and for my Law Degree. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.
Q: Why did you choose to practice in Buffalo?
A: I grew up here and my family lives here. It never even crossed my mind to leave.
Q: What’s the one thing you want your clients to know about you?
A: I don’t often deal directly with clients for appeals, but if a client sees my name on their file, I’d want them to know I care about their file. Even though appeals can take some time, I want clients to know I do everything in my power to move things along as quickly as possible.
Q: Why did you become an attorney?
A: When I was younger, it had never crossed my mind to become an attorney. However, I started to participate in Mock Trial in high school to make friends and continued doing so in college. With the classes I took, exploring law more, it was at that time when I discovered that’s where my passion was. I think it’s a great career to help people and I enjoy being an advocate for clients.
Q: Do you have any hobbies?
A: I perform improv comedy at ComedySportz Buffalo in Snyder. It’s competitive-based short-form improv.
Q: What’s your favorite restaurant in Buffalo?
A: I love sushi so I really love Kyoto in Amherst. I also enjoy Mes Que on Hertel.
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: I love William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and I love the Harry Potter series as well.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A: I really want to go to Tokyo. My best friend and I have been talking about it for a really long time. I think they have a fascinating culture.
Q: What advice would you give a kid who wants to become at attorney?
A: I would recommend finding a mock trial group to try. It’s a great way to submerge yourself in the law world without the pressure.