Meredith Hill, Esq.; Ericca Pearson, Esq.; Ana Galvez, JD

7200 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814

QWhat was a major turning point in your career?
A I realized that I could do things my own way. In the legal field it’s easy to get drawn into how things have been traditionally done. I was unhappy pursuing my career in the traditional manner. When I decided to step out of the box, open my own firm and practice law the way that I wanted to, I became much happier. 

QWhat’s the most important lesson you’ve learned during your career?
A Don’t be afraid to ask for help! When I was a younger attorney, I was terrified of asking others for help. As a result, I made mistakes that could have been avoided. Having moved past this fear, I learn from my colleagues and better serve my clients. 

QWhat advice would you offer for women just starting out?
A Don’t be afraid to speak up. Women’s voices and opinions are often overlooked or muted. My advice is to remember that you have a voice and use it. You are not where you are by accident; you’re there because you are qualified. The world should hear what you have to say. 

QWhat do you look forward to when you go to work every day?
A I work in an office full of smart women. I love the way we bounce ideas off of each other. I also love that we work to improve the lives of our clients and we all genuinely enjoy the work that we do. 

“I measure success by improving each year. I don’t compare myself to others. Rather, I like to look back and see the growth I have achieved.”