What would you do if you were exonerated after spending twelve years in prison for a crime you didn’t commit? Would you spend the rest of your days justifiably bitter, complaining about the injustice of a legal system that could convict an innocent man? Or would you feel gratitude towards those lawyers who helped to vindicate you and decide to become one yourself.
Wisconsin attorney Christopher Ochoa chose the second option, as described here in this inspiring story. Though Ochoa initially considered working as a prosecutor (to prevent baseless cases like his from ever going to trial), following graduation, he struck out on his own as a solo. Before long, Ochoa found that his practice had blossomed into a “full blown criminal law practice.”
Starting a law firm gave Christopher Ochoa a second chance to reclaim his life. If solo practice can help a guy who spent twelve years in prison build a productive and satisfying life out of total ruin, then maybe, it could do the same for you.