The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an intern as “An advanced student or graduate, usually in a professional field, gaining supervised, practical experience.” This may be a sufficient definition used in other law firms, to describe this person, even more than adequate in most. However, it comes nowhere near the meaning of who an “Intern” is for us, here at Trantolo & Trantolo.
For us, an intern first and foremost is an individual who is deeply committed to helping people. This is not seen as some future goal, but as the very purpose of the choice to be an attorney. For us, an intern is someone who views the practice of law as a “calling” and not just as a job, as a sacred trust with injured people who need help and justice. For us, an intern is a constant learner who understands that the greatest lessons are learned from those who have suffered the most, often taught in the silence of tears and fears. For us, an intern realizes that being a part of our team means having an obligation of excellence, and that being second best is not an option, whether for each other or for our clients.
We are a “family” and being an intern with us means being able to share in a unique experience of excellence and learning. It means engaging in an exciting dialogue with us and every person who passes through our doors and to experience what being the very best is all about.
We welcome these three young people to our firm this summer and look forward to learning from each of them…
Blake is a recent graduate of the UConn School of Law. He is a West Hartford, CT native and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from UConn. He is an avid sports fan, and when time permits, he enjoys cooking. Prior to this employment with our Firm, Blake has had experience working as a Litigation Assistant.
Allison, “Ally,” Pfeiffer
Allison will be starting her third year of law school at Quinnipiac School of Law. She is a University of Hartford graduate where she completed her undergraduate studies in three years. Ally enjoys travel and enjoying time with family and friends, who sometimes sample her baking skills.
Daniel, St. John, McCloskey
Dan is beginning his third year of law school at UConn School of Law. He did his undergraduate studies at UConn, where he studied Economics and Philosophy. He is an avid reader and enjoys video and board games. He loves dogs and has two German Short Haired Pointers named “Oreo” and “Toby.”