(Editor’s note: What follows is the introduction to an interview that appeared in the February issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter)
Steven Pachman is a partner in the Litigation Department at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, where he has represented individuals and school systems in sports injury cases arising out of alleged premature return-to-play decisions and other negligence theories.
Given that background, Concussion Litigation Reporter sought him out for an exclusive interview.
Question: When did you know you want to practice law? And why did you decide to practice law?
Answer: I took an “Introduction to Law” course my junior year in college at the University of Maryland, College Park. My professor was impressed with my work, and suggested that I try out for the university’s prestigious mock trial team. I not only made the school’s team, but I ultimately was selected as a member of the specific team that went on to compete in the Finals Round and won the American Mock Trial Association Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. I had such a positive experience that I decided that I wanted to eventually become a litigator and so I applied to law school. After graduation, I started practicing law in Philadelphia, where I still practice 19 years later.
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