We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Ozols and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I first started out as an attorney I just wanted as many cases as I could. I wanted to get as much experience as possible and prove myself in the legal field. After about 5 years I really started to burn out with that mindset. Now our firm takes a lot less cases and we pick and choose the ones we want in order to strike a better balance between work and life.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are a civil law firm here in San Diego and handle all sorts of accident and injury cases. Our firm is different than a lot of other firms in San Diego. We have actual attorneys handling cases. We hear all the time that other firms have “case managers” Most firms employ “case managers” with little to no legal education. These people are in charge of your case and fully in charge of the negotiations. At our firm we don’t do that. A lawyer handles the case from start to finish and that is the only person you communicate with. It allows us to get much better results and a lot more money for our clients.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
San Diego is a great place to be outdoors and go on hikes. In regards to the outdoors, I know a couple secret places that if I said them in a public forum would probably be packed the next day. In regards to restaurants there is always the go-to places like Georges in La Jolla or just something with a view.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would say that one of the things that has helped me most throughout my career is my undergraduate education at the University of British Columbia. Ranked 33rd in the entire world, I learned more in 4 years there then all of my other schooling combined (including 3 years of law school). I learned more about time management, priorities, responsibilities and just more about my self.