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, Linda Lalli Stark, an Associate Attorney with HoganWillig.
Q: How many years have you been with HoganWillig?
A: It will be two years this August. I started in August of 2015.
Q: How many years have you been practicing law?
A: I was admitted in 1985, I graduated Law School in 1984.
Q: What is your area of practice?
A: I mainly do appeals, appellate work.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: University at Buffalo for Law School and I went to Fredonia and Buffalo State College for my Undergrad.
Q: Why did you become a lawyer?
A: It wasn’t something I had planned on; I had always wanted to be a teacher. During my Senior Year at Buffalo State, I was a History Education major; a lot of people were applying for the LSAT. I thought I’d take it, too, to see what would happen. I applied to only one law school, UB, and I thought if I did get in, I’d go. I ended up deferring my admission so I could teach for two years and I started law school after that.
Q: Why did you choose to practice in Buffalo?
A: My family is here.
Q: What’s the one thing you wish your clients knew about you?
A: I usually don’t work with clients directly, but I’d like people to know I have a good sense of humor, many may not know about.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Buffalo?
A: Lombardo’s is my favorite.
Q: What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?
A: It’s really hard to pick just one because they’re all a little different, but my top three are Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney.
Q: Which is your favorite book?
A: One of my favorite books is Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: We had a Golden Retriever, Eddie. He was so loving, smart and protective.