Born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John Getz knew from a young age he wanted to become an advocate for those who needed one. As he graduated high school and was accepted into Cornell University, he believed he would find his career as an environmental consultant. Several years of experience drove him in a different direction. As he wanted to be able to do more, he found himself being pulled toward law school.
Eventually, he attended Brooklyn Law School, in Brooklyn, New York. Once he graduated, he excitedly began practicing law and finding his place in this competitive community of action takers. Over the last six years, John Getz has learned different specialties and continues to enjoy working on behalf of his clients. He is currently working on behalf of New York City property owners and a variety of agencies throughout the five boroughs.
While this attentive attorney enjoys the energy of New York City, he also makes it a point to get away from time to time. His favorite, somewhat local detention is the Jersey Shore. The beaches are the ideal spot to get away to when the goal is to leave the city behind.
What made you want to become a lawyer?
In college, I realized that I wanted a job that was both challenging and able to have a positive impact on the lives of those around me. I spent several years working after college. During that time, I came to realize that the best path for me to fulfill those goals was through law. I went back to school and proudly graduated with my law degree from Brooklyn Law.
What parts of your job do you find most challenging?
It is always difficult for me to deliver news I know my clients don’t want to hear. While I do so with candor and honesty each time, it is a challenge nonetheless.
What do find most enjoyable?
Knowing I can help a client achieve their needs and goals either through filing the right motions and petitions for court or through other means as needed. The satisfaction in their face when the case is amicably resolved is heartening and keeps me moving forward.
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
Perseverance makes me very successful. It keeps me researching and looking for options in every case regardless of the current standing. Every one of my clients can be assured that I will put my best effort into their case because there is little that can not be achieved with relentless research, dedication, and effort toward any goal.
What has been your most satisfying moment in law?
Good question. I guess I would have to go back to the point about helping my clients reach the desired outcome. When they walk out of my office feeling as though they not only got the outcome they were seeking but someone who actually cared enough about them and their case to get it I feel moved to continue doing what I am doing. It is something that truly makes my day.
What business books have inspired you?
A few years back Lee Iacocca published an autobiography with some other guy. I read it to fill my time but quickly realized there was a wealth of information in that book that can really help bring things into perspective. If you haven’t read it, you really should. It still sticks with me today.
What does the future hold for you? What are you most excited about?
I am looking forward to practicing law and helping others for many years to come. It will be something that invigorates and motivates with every case and client I meet. The last six years have been a positive adventure for me, and it has enabled me to lay the foundation for a long career ahead.