Lawyer – Angela May

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Day in the life of
Lawyer – Angela May

Angela May
Associate Attorney
Stewart J. Guss

For me, being a lawyer is rewarding because I get to fight for those that have been injured or hurt through no fault of their own. I get to use my voice to persuade others to compensate my clients for their injuries.

As a plaintiff’s lawyer, I have worked for firms that truly value work/life balance. I usually don’t work long hours unless I’m preparing for a hearing or a trial, which is great for me since I’m a working mother.

Additionally, I have worked for smaller firms which allowed me to get more hands-on experience and handle cases that I may not have had the opportunity to work on at larger firms.


One of the pros of being a lawyer is getting to help people who truly need it. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than getting a great result for my client and putting a smile on their face. I also love people so I try to connect with my clients on a personal level and develop a sense of trust.


One of the cons is not being able to help everyone or meet every client’s expectations, due to a factors such as bad facts or the law just isn’t in the client’s favor. This usually requires having difficult conversations with the client which can be very disappointing because I want to help everyone – and when I can’t, I tend to take it personally.

Angela May
Associate Attorney
Stewart J. Guss
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represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Salary: $148910
Salary Rank: A
Education: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Becoming One: Very Hard
Job Satisfaction: Average
Job Growth: High
Suitable Personality: The Leader