It All Began When They Said "No."
Starting my own law practice was not a lifelong dream, nor was it on my vision board.
In my young life, I’ve had a pretty stellar career path – working as a Senate Aide at the Texas State Capitol, serving for 12 years as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, and now I’m a lawyer and entrepreneur.
When I graduated from law school, I thought my dream was to clock in everyday at Big Law’s desk, practicing law. After applying for hundreds of jobs, and I do mean hundreds, and being told NO, after NO, after NO, and did I say NO?
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After spending time in the corporate world, I quickly realized that I was out of alignment. Despite the wonderful experience I gained, I understood that my power lies in my purpose, and corporate America wasn’t it. So, I QUIT. Now, I’m not one to just quit anything. On the contrary, I pride myself on being responsible, relentless, and rational. But I just couldn’t anymore. Knowing what I needed to do, every moment I spent working elsewhere felt wrong.
So, I stepped out on faith and opened Talbert Law Office, your favorite go-to resource for all things business, nonprofit, and intellectual property. Unlike other law firms, TLO is not just a transactional exchange of goods and services. We’re revolutionizing legal services by dismantling the traditional attorney/client relationship and creating partnerships in which successes are celebrated and frequent, needs are anticipated and met, and peace of mind overflows with every experience.
Many of my clients not only keep me in their pocket but also share their biggest successes with me, and I revel inside of each one.
So my virtual law firm, Talbert Law Office was born from my passion for supporting my community and developing avenues of limitless opportunity for us.
I decided to start taking on my own clients – not to start a law firm, but just to make ends meet. Until I found my Big Law job, of course. One year later, I did get my BigLaw “dream” job, and that “dream” quickly became a nightmare. I hated it!! I missed my autonomy. I missed being in the community. And I knew there was a better way to deliver legal services.
I’ve always felt a deep sense of responsibility toward people around me. To me, there is no greater joy than to be of service to others. This also explains my incessant desire to work beyond the four walls of my office & remain active within my community.
NATIONAL BLACK LAWYERS TOP
40 UNDER 40
SDCBA OUTSTANDING SERVICE BY A NEW LAWYER Award
Earl B. Gilliam
Bar Association thurgood marshall Award
Earl B. Gilliam
Bar Association President's Award
SDBJ TOP 50 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN LAW
SDBJ TOP 50 BLACK LEADERS OF INFLUENCE
The Social Proof Podcast
The 12-Week Year
Sweet Tea, duh!
Married to Real Estate
my happy place!
The Earl B. Gilliam
The Justice Workshop
San Diegans for Justice
National Naval Officer's Association, San Diego Chapter
San Diego Lawyer
my guilty pleasure
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