We had the good fortune of connecting with Troy Pearson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Troy, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
My law office primarily represents tenants who have been in unfortunate slumlord situations. Many have lived in horrible living conditions, such as ongoing rat or cockroach infestations, for years. Many tenants are afraid to complain, for fear of being evicted or retaliated against. So they live with substandard conditions, often paying full rent. This is wrong and should not be tolerated in the community. If a tenant pays rent, then they deserve and are entitled to a place that is safe and habitable. My office saw a need in the community, to help those tenants who were enduring such conditions. I realized it was an under-served portion of society (tenants), yet many were being taken advantage of by landlords.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I only take a certain number of cases to ensure they get the attention and diligence they deserve. I enjoy collaborating with other attorneys on certain cases as a team. It allows each member of the team to focus on specific aspects of a given case, based on their strength. From investigating, gathering documents in discovery, client management, depositions, etc., each member contributes based on what they are strong at. Collaboration gives me the opportunity to focus on other areas of the business such as marketing, while still serving the needs of my 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.
I would explore some great hiking spots. Mt. Woodson, Iron Mountain, Lake Hodges, Torrey Pines Reserve, Sunset Cliffs, is what comes to mind. Another favorite spot would be Balboa Park, with all the shops and museums to enjoy. I would definitely check out some beaches such as Del Mar’s Dog Beach or Coronado State Beach, and walk the Hotel Del Coronado.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to thank my wife Sydney, for always being supportive and to my parents for their encouragement.