What do you do when the first trial you participate in doesn’t end as you had hoped?
2018 was going to be the year that I tackled certain aspects of my career that I hadn’t yet encountered since passing the bar exam in 2015. A case that I had assisted on for the past few years was set for trial and I was excited to participate in a minor role. Unfortunately, the outcome was not what I had planned and hoped for. At first I was a little disappointed and began questioning whether I had put enough time and effort into preparing for the trial. But about a week afterward I realized that the best thing I could do for myself and my clients was to regroup and to treat the loss as a challenge to work harder next time. Overall, the experience was one I will not soon forget and although it was not what I had envisioned, I learned more about myself in those few days than I have in a long time.
In short, 2018 has become the year of exploring new things, including how I deal with difficult situations, especially those that present themselves in my career. There is no time to waste when someone is relying on me to answer their tough questions after they or their loved one has endured a traumatic injury. Keep moving forward!
Steve Spitler and Councilmember Scott Noonan holding Biscuit
Scott Noonan brings a sense of security and reassurance to the citizens of Maumee, Ohio and I am proud to call him a friend.
Scott was defeated in his run for Maumee city council last fall but after a sitting counsel member was elected municipal court judge, Scott was appointed to the vacant seat. Since his appointment, Scott has shown the other council members his commitment to the voters of Maumee, most recently calling for an investigation into the criminal past of a potential new Maumee business owner after receiving a tip from a Facebook friend.
Congratulations to Scott for going the extra mile and not being afraid to ask the tough questions.
In my next issue, I’ll highlight a new restaurant, bar, coffee shop, business, etc. in the coming months and share it with all of you! A few lucky people may even get a gift from me from one of the cool places I end up!