In today’s Four on Friday, we chat with Hartman Simons attorney Charles Elrod, who was recently promoted from associate to senior counsel. Charles discusses the focus of his practice, what compelled him to pursue a career in law and the various satisfactions of being an attorney. Many thanks to Charles for his time.
What is the focus of your law practice?
Elrod: I practice in the corporate arena. While that entails a multitude of disciplines, I spend a significant portion of my time focusing on putting deals together on the equity side.
How will your responsibilities at the firm change with your promotion from associate to senior counsel?
Elrod: My day-to-day responsibilities will not really change. It is more of a sign that the firm believes I am capable of leading without material support in my areas of expertise.
What spurred you to go to law school and become a lawyer?
Elrod: I grew up in a family of lawyers. To this day, I still look up to my father and his accomplishments as an attorney. He is definitely my mentor.
What would you say is the most satisfying aspect of being a lawyer?
Elrod: Honestly, it depends on the day and the issue involved. I get to counsel clients on a myriad of matters, and I enjoy all challenges that help my clients accomplish their respective needs.