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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain.
I don't ever remember wanting to be anything other than a lawyer. Going to law school was not something I stumbled upon, a journey I took to prove a point or an unexpected detour in my original life plan. It was a lifetime goal and when the time came, I was fearless because I knew it was my calling. It felt natural to me because it was my purpose. Yet, after 5 years of practicing, a Masters of Law, and a move that required taking a second bar exam, I still felt a thirst for something more. I knew I was not born to be stuck in a bureaucratic haze. I was so unhappy, uncomfortable and felt a knot of dread everyday as I drove into the office. Deep down, I knew I needed to find the "where" within my "why". So, I decided to make a bold move. I planned, saved and ventured. The day I quit my "big firm" job was the day I truly found myself. It was scary, exhilarating and fulfilling all at once. It felt like jumping off a bridge with my hands spread wide. That leap was not just grounded on my faith, it was built on my passion for the law. A year ago today, my law firm was born and I can say today that it's one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am happy because I have found Immigration Law, a practice grounded in passion for family unity, to be my niche within my purpose. To be the best lawyer you can be, you can't wake up every morning dreading going into work. The wealth of inner peace and fulfillment that comes with loving what you do is “happiness in service” that trickles down to your clients, family, colleagues, opposing counsel, and everyone who come across. Immigration Attorney, The Law Office of Ral Obioha, PLLC
Barred in Maryland and Texas
Howard University School of Law, J.D.
American University, Washington College of Law, L.L.M
Eastern Mennonite University, B.S.C.