We had the good fortune of connecting with Evan Walker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Evan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It comes down to dissatisfaction and conviction. For almost 6 years, I worked as an insurance defense attorney and was dissatisfied with the work. I didn’t want to defend insurance companies and people who had hurt others any more. So I decided to do plaintiff’s work. As to conviction, for a short period I worked for a plaintiff attorney. Doing so caused me to realize I could do that work and do it on my own. I was convicted that was my path.
What should our readers know about your business?
Starting your own firm is difficult. For the first several years I worked 45 to 60 hrs a week. It’s a steep learning curve, a trial by fire. You learn to do most tasks yourself. If you don’t know how to do something, either learn or hire someone who’s more knowledgeable and efficient than you are. You need perseverance, discipline, and purpose.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
La Jolla Cove and Village, and Del Mar beaches.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Faith and family. Faith brings meaning, direction, and community. And family brings support, hope, and love.