Kelly Chanfrau explains why she became an attorney. Her father was an attorney, and she was interested in law from an early age. She enjoys helping her clients achieve a beneficial outcome.View transcript
When a client comes to me for help, I am aware that that person is only going to get one day in court, one chance to prove their case and one chance to possibly achieve a settlement that may sustain them for a very long time and to keep them off the streets. That is why I'm a lawyer. My name is Kelly Chanfrau and I started practicing law in 2002 in Tampa, Florida. I practiced there for approximately 10 years and then moved back here to join the law firm of Chanfrau and Chanfrau so that I could practice law with my father and my brother. It's a great family environment, and we try to make sure that the trust and relationships we have with each other are always passed on to our clients. I remember from even when I was a little girl talking about cases with my father, his jury trials, talking about issues he was having at the office with respect to different types of cases. He was always very passionate about it. He was giving them a shot. People that had no hope, he was giving them hope that things could be different. That's something that he really instilled in me that we as a family have a responsibility to help people because we have been so fortunate in life through our own family that we do have a responsibility to help others that need it. That is something that has been instilled in me since I was a little girl. The times and the days that are best for me and that have been the most rewarding are when a client will pick up a judgment or a check from a defendant. They have a bridge, a safety bridge, to be able to protect themselves. They'll pick up the check, and they'll give me a hug and say thank you. That is probably some of the best days that I've had as a lawyer.