Most people don’t believe me when I tell them but I knew I wanted to be a lawyer in 2nd grade because our teacher actually had us learn the legal process by having us participate in mock trials! I was assigned “Lawyer” and won my case and knew right then that I could do this for the rest of my life. Fast forward 15 years later, I found myself wondering if I could even finish law school. Not only did I choose one of the most expensive law schools to go to but I also chose to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world. I had a difficult transition to New York due to a horrible roommate and being sick which ultimately affected my grades. So at the end of the semester I had to decide whether to keep going with a bad GPA or start over. The latter seem terrifying since I had graduated on time with honors from the University of Virginia. However, ultimately I realized I didn’t want to just pass law school I wanted to excel at law school so I decided to start over. Fast forward to graduation, I was able to graduate with honors and a patent law certificate in addition to my J.D. I also experienced great internships like at Dreamworks Classics (formerly Classic Media) which inspired me to be a entertainment and business law attorney. Growing up in the arts, I was always told that one day I would have to choose between my legal and arts passion. I have proven that you can exist in both words. I actually consider myself a creative entrepreneur that just so happens to be an attorney! I am TV legal correspondent @AskCarterLaw, the owner and co-owner of 2 websites: Legallyfab.com and TheLawyerbae.com and the creator of two apps and 3 TV shows slated to premiere this year! Here’s to all the fabulous entrepreneurial attorneys out there! Yes you can have it ALL:)
Jehan “J” Carter, Esq.