Attorney at law here in Wesson Eric Wetlaufer is someone who I have been friends with for a very long time and it was clear even from our school days that he would go on to find great success. If I were to be frank however, I never envisaged him becoming an attorney and always had ideas that he would head up a company or something like that. However since watching him in his first ever case where he presented Fidelity investments, and convincingly won, it was clear that this is what he was born to do. I wanted to take a look today at some of the characteristics which have brought Eric the success that he has found.
Man of the People
Eric always used to tell me that he took this career path because he cared about justice, and money was never his primary concern. This is why he has very rarely declined cases i his career and has regularly helped to support men and women on a pro-bono basis. I think that his pursuit for justice can be clearly seen and this is just part of the reason why he has found such success, many people go into this career with the idea of justice, but eventually get sucked in by the money available.
Eric has always been a wonderful team player and he has skills which can help him to adapt to just about any role within the team setting. What Eric has gone on to prove later in life is that he also understands perfectly how to put a team together which can work in perfect synergy with one another. Remember that an attorney doesn’t win cases on their own and that it is always the culmination of a team effort.
There is a notion that in order for someone to find success in any industry that they must be some kind of monster, shouting and balling in order to get what they want. If that is the case then Eric is someone who has bucked the trend. Eric is always warm and friendly with people and he will always have time for others. If I call him and he isn’t available I’ll always get an email from him with an apology and from what I understand he is like this with everyone that he meets. Through the relationships that he has created by being friendly, he has been able to forge out a great path for success.
The phrase hard working is used to often I believe and it does a disservice to the people like Eric who do put in the long hours day after day. Even after such a long time in the legal world you would think that Eric could find the way in which to relax a little bit, but his passion for the job simply will not allow him to do so.
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