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You Are A Lawyer Podcast

53 EpisodesProduced by Kyla DenanyohWebsite

A podcast that shares the experiences and successes of law graduates who created their own paths.

53 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Season 3 Wrap Up with Kyla Denanyoh

May 12th, 2022

6:08

Kyla Denanyoh is bursting with energy and excitement because of THREE huge things. 


First, there is a You Are A Lawyer newsletter that is released on the opposite weeks of the podcast episodes and you need to join it and …

Christon Halkiotis - Solo Practitioner and Lawyer

April 28th, 2022

27:52

Christon Halkiotis always knew that she wanted to become a prosecutor. After interning with the District Attorney’s office as a 3L, Christon Halkiotis excelled as a prosecutor where she participated in more than 300 …

Jaya Saxena - DEI Executive and Lawyer

April 14th, 2022

33:07

Jaya Saxena practiced law for a few years before working in law school administration and back to a law firm, but focusing on diversity, equity, and …

James Mattox III - Car Wreck Professor and Lawyer

March 31st, 2022

28:21

James Mattox III intended to become a parole officer before a college professor encouraged him to impact more lives by becoming a lawyer. James …

Sharon Christie - Bold Women Lawyers Founder and Lawyer

March 17th, 2022

33:44

Sharon Christie began teaching women lawyers to run successful businesses.  After realizing that she no longer loved being a partner in a law firm, …

Jolene Blackbourn - Legal Learning Center Founder and Lawyer

March 3rd, 2022

31:16

Jolene Blackbourn ignored moot court, law review, and on-campus interviews; everything she could to avoid litigation. After a professor explained …

Devin Zito - Technology Professional and Lawyer

February 17th, 2022

23:37

Devin Zito studied computer information before creating a company that wrote code for financial companies. After being encouraged by his wife to …

Justin Stivers - Estate Planner and Lawyer

February 3rd, 2022

28:16

Justin Stivers is the founder and CEO of The Probate Law Firm. Once told that he could do anything with a law degree, Justin Stivers went to law …

Elisabeth Steele - Public Speaking Specialist and Lawyer

January 20th, 2022

26:53

Elisabeth Steele worked in the White House as a Special Assistant to Thurgood Marshall Jr. before attending law school. Then, Elisabeth Steele taught …

Maya Markovich - Legal Tech Investor and Lawyer

January 6th, 2022

24:23

Maya Markovich is the Chief Growth Officer at Nextlaw Labs, a legal innovation organization founded by Denton’s. After working as a change management …

Caroline Vickers - Bar Prep Champ Founder and Lawyer

December 23rd, 2021

26:56

Caroline Vickers became a coach for repeat and first-time bar exam takers.  After Caroline Vickers started coaching her friends who were taking the …

Ali Awad - CEOLawyer Founder and Lawyer

December 9th, 2021

37:11

Ali Awad became a social media mogul and edutains (educates and entertainer) others about personal injury law and how to excel with social media.  …

Candace Spencer - Food Consultant and Lawyer

November 25th, 2021

26:59

Candace Spencer became a dairy-free consultant to empower others with food restrictions.  After realizing that law school sucks, Candace Spencer …

David Orozco - SettleShark Founder and Lawyer

November 11th, 2021

20:58

David Orozco has not sat for a bar exam, but David has not removed the option of ever taking a bar exam.  David creates businesses and teaches with this same anticipation or expectation to be surprised by what will …

Michelle Words - Expat Professor and Lawyer

October 28th, 2021

33:46

If you ever daydreamed about leaving your job, grabbing your passport, and moving to a new country, Michelle Words believes you should and will help …

Katherin Hervey - Filmmaker and Lawyer

October 14th, 2021

37:17

If you think having a law degree limits your creativity you haven’t met Katherin Hervey.  Katherin has worked as a magazine editor, a public …

Frank Ramos - Miami Mentor and Lawyer

September 30th, 2021

15:39

What do you want people to say about you at your retirement party?  Frank Ramos wears multiple hats, but all of his activities and hobbies are …

BONUS - FAQs for Kyla Denanyoh, You Are A Lawyer Podcast Host

September 16th, 2021

32:54

In this bonus episode, podcast host Kyla Denanyoh is answering frequently asked questions from the podcast audience and social media.  Questions …

Vernon W. Thomas - Judge Advocate and Lawyer

September 2nd, 2021

24:53

Vernon W. Thomas is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), an Orleans Parish city prosecutor, a bookworm, former East …

Dana Shaker - Yin Yogi and Lawyer

August 19th, 2021

28:45

Dana Shaker has an intriguing career journey.  When Dana began law school, she was convinced that she wanted to work in policy and advocate for food …

Emily Hirsekorn - Energy Coach and Lawyer

August 5th, 2021

35:41

What happens when two people nudge you to leave your job and you get approval from a respected colleague to do something else?  Emily Hirsekorn ran …

Alban Brooke - Buzzsprout Head of Marketing and Lawyer

July 22nd, 2021

27:13

Alban Brooke comes from a long line of lawyers; his father, grandfather, and great grandfather were lawyers.  Alban’s legal journey began in construction law, where Alban worked as a runner, then helped a coworker start …

Anjie Vichayanonda - Leg Up Legal Founder and Lawyer

July 8th, 2021

16:59

Anjie Vichayanonda is a first generation lawyer who sought out lawyers to gain a better understanding of law school.  Anjie was connected with a …

Krista Lynn - Recovering Superwoman and Lawyer

June 24th, 2021

33:32

Krista Lynn wears many hats: she considers herself a “Recovering Superwoman” while Krista balances her career as a business lawyer with complex commercial transactions, and a mother. 

As the creator and blogger of …

Josue Jimenez - Law School Administrator and Lawyer

June 10th, 2021

29:15

Josue Jimenez’ career is ahead of his personal schedule. Currently, Josue is the Assistant Director of Admissions, Josue travels the country to meet …

Nathan Sawaya - Brick Artist and Lawyer

May 27th, 2021

16:47

Nathan Sawaya was a corporate lawyer for five years and spent his evenings working with clay, paints, and other materials to release his creativity.  Eventually, Nathan picked up LEGO®-brand bricks and created an apple, …

Lori Mihalich-Levin - Mindful Return Founder and Lawyer

May 13th, 2021

23:17

Lori Mihalich-Levin believes that parenthood can make a person a better employee.  Parenting entails time management, project management, …

Irnise Williams - Nurse and Lawyer

April 29th, 2021

34:44

Irnise Williams is a registered nurse, travel nurse, and practicing attorney. Originally from Connecticut, Irnise attended Howard University for her …

Podcast Anniversary - BONUS Episode 2

April 16th, 2021

7:54

To celebrate one year of consistency, pre-recording questionnaires, and editing audio files, I want to share five things that surprised me about …

Reza Yassi - Attornneed Founder and Lawyer

April 15th, 2021

18:43

Reza Yassi wants you to change the way you think about hiring and legal internships.  His company, Attornneed, connects law firms and law students with assignment-based, virtual internships. 

As a 2L, Reza was contacted …

Susan Guthrie - Learn To Mediate Online Founder and Lawyer

April 1st, 2021

32:15

Susan Guthrie was a freshman in college when she was involved in an accident that caused her to think differently about the legal process.  The …

Kisha Brown - Justis Connection Founder and Lawyer

March 18th, 2021

27:49

After being asked repeatedly if she knew a lawyer who did this, that or the other thing, Kisha Brown created Justis Connection to make it easier for Black lawyers to find clients and share their services with the …

Robert Uy - Pandamic Clothing Designer and Lawyer

March 4th, 2021

26:42

Robert Uy is a immigration and family law, domestic violence and human trafficking law.  This Filipino descendant grew up with intentions to become a …

Brianna Herman - Service Advocate and Lawyer

February 18th, 2021

17:20

Originally from Houston, Texas, Brianna Herman moved around to Tennessee and Austin for school, but found her way back to Houston to serve her …

Gordon Firemark - Media Producer and Lawyer

February 4th, 2021

18:49

After being exposed to live theater at the age of five, Gordon Firemark continued to be impressed by theater, but he wasn’t an actor.  Gordon worked …

2020 Recap - BONUS Episode 1

December 10th, 2020

2:09

In this episode, Kyla Denanyoh thanks the audience for listening to the podcast and taking a chance with a niche subject matter.  

Kyla builds anticipation for Season Two of the You Are A Lawyer podcast which begins on …

Kyle Sherman - Trial Specialist and Lawyer

November 26th, 2020

26:46

Kyle Sherman attended law school because he enjoyed undergraduate school and wasn’t ready to leave academia.  However, Kyle quickly realized that he …

Becky Morrison - Executive Coach and Lawyer

November 12th, 2020

17:02

After working in entrepreneurial finance and Big Law for more than 20 years, Becky Morrison asked herself what would make her truly happy.  Becky …

Jay Coleman - Youth Advocate and Lawyer

October 29th, 2020

19:36

Jay Coleman initially attended law school to become a prosecutor. However after law school, Jay moved to Maryland to work with the United States …

Anna Radke - Brand Protector and Lawyer

October 15th, 2020

10:22

A native of Poland, Anna Radke moved to the States to become a fashion expert and take her knowledge back to Poland. Anna graduated from the Fashion …

Erin Potempa-Wall - Beachwaver President and Lawyer

October 1st, 2020

19:07

Erin Potempa-Wall is passionate about understanding the other side of an argument and situation. This passion led Erin to advocating for children, against evictions and was creating a vegan and cruelty free beauty …

Ruth Jeremiah - Analyst and Lawyer

September 17th, 2020

13:29

Ruth Jeremiah was originally interested in public interest law.  However, her career trajectory did not progress as she planned and Ruth found herself working in document review for six years.  Although Ruth did not …

Andrea Sager - Legalprenuer and Lawyer

September 3rd, 2020

13:51

Andrea Sager moves at her own pace.  The day after graduating from college, Andrea became an Army officer and was married.  After thrift shopping …

Neena Speer - Entrepreneur and Lawyer

August 20th, 2020

28:01

Fearful of breaking her word to her mentee, Neena Speer created ‘Step 1-2-3: Mentor for Life Initiative’ to ensure that she could continue mentoring …

Deshani Senewiratne - Education Advocate and Lawyer

August 6th, 2020

22:32

Deshani Senewiratne does not believe in linear learning for students or linear decision making.  Working as a federal judicial clerk, Deshani is observing the practice of law and helping other students gain access to …

Yladrea Drummond - Political Strategist and Lawyer

July 23rd, 2020

25:04

Yladrea Drummond has found her legal education to be a great asset in the political arena.  Yladrea was the Deputy National Training Director for the …

Yale Spector - The L.A.W. Truck owner and Lawyer

July 9th, 2020

15:52

Yale Spector is a solo practitioner and operator of the L.A.W. Truck.  Yale spent a number of years working in civil litigation with medical …

Jasmin Robinson - Jas Talks Law Founder and Lawyer

June 25th, 2020

18:27

Jasmin Robinson, or Attorney Jas, is the creator of the Jas Talks Law brand.  Through her company and website, Jas Talks Law, advocates for cultural …

Brandi Mowles - Entrepreneur and Lawyer

June 11th, 2020

9:25

Brandi Mowles is an advertising strategist, business mentor and host of the podcast, “Serve, Soar, Scale.”  By assisting business owners in launching online courses or memberships with dynamic Facebook and Instagram …

Ashley Roy - Executive Business Partner and Lawyer

May 28th, 2020

18:35

Ashley Roy is the executive business partner with the International Code Council (ICC), where she works on nationwide projects related to building compliance, recognizing essential workers, and identifying programs that …

Tramelle Howard - Policy Manager and Lawyer

May 14th, 2020

15:22

Tramelle Howard serves as the external relations and policy manager with the Education Trust, where he advocates for equity for black, brown and …

Christina Lael - Accountant and Lawyer

April 30th, 2020

15:33

Christina Lael owns and operates Lael Tax, LLC, based in Fort Myers, Florida. Her business helps law firms and attorneys throughout the United States save money in taxes with her thorough knowledge of the United States …

Kyla Denanyoh - Podcast Host and Lawyer

April 16th, 2020

9:43

Kyla Denanyoh is the Operations Manager of an intellectual property legal department in a mid-sized law firm; a role that was created for her unique …

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