When something hits close to home, your eyes open a bit wider than they normally would. I knew I wanted to protect not just my family, but others from similar instances of misconduct. I didn’t know what area of law I wanted to practice until my last year in law school.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, I found myself receiving my B.A. from Hofstra University in New York and my JD from The University of Dayton School of Law in my Dad’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
As a millennial, I’ve grown up in the digital age. I’ve always been fascinated with the expanding reach of technology and wanted to be one of the first in my generation to exploit the untouched legal boundaries of cyberspace. I wanted to help those who are victimized/trolled on social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram. This past year, an article of mine went viral and led to collaborations with ABC, Fox, and NBC. In turn, I accepted an offer to write as a Contributor for The Huffington Post and Facebook reached out and officially verified my page with blue-badge.
I am also on the local court-appointed lists for Misdemeanors and Felonies, so that I would become familiar with the courtroom and its sitting judges/magistrates. Practicing in the opioid capital of the country (Dayton), I work with clients involved with substance abuse and other narcotics. My reward at the end of the day-knowing I’ve saved one more person from the city morgue.
My biggest piece of advice to young lawyers—keep reading and keep researching. Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. If you’re interested in what’s happening in the cyber-universe, please follow my #CYBERBYTE on FB at www.facebook.com/drossowlaw and Twitter at @RossowEsq
Andrew L. Rossow, Esq.
University of Dayton School of Law 2015