Why did you decide to become an attorney? – Nick M. Matassini
After I graduated from college, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. I ran for county commission in Hillsborough County. I lost in a runoff by one vote and I was sitting down for lunch one day with the Hillsborough County state attorney at the time, E.J. Salcines. He asked me what I was gonna do and I told him, I really didn’t know.
And he said, “Do you want to go to law school?”
I said, “Sure, why not. That seems like a good thing to do.”
At the time, he had graduated from South Texas College of Law and he was on the Board of Directors.
He says, “If you want to go, I can get you in.”
And he made some phone calls. I took the LSAT test, did fairly well on it, and I was on my way with my wife and daughter to Houston, Texas to go to law school.