On the importance of education and how it helps in everyday business:
Brassel: My legal career has taught me to be diligent, thorough, and to show great attention to detail. These skills are especially important when trying to build business and attract new clients. Turning Cum Laude Counseling from a hobby into a business, while maintaining my law practice at a corporate law firm, has also made great use of my organizational skills and ability to delegate tasks to others. Practicing law and operating a small business are both very demanding, but list-making and planning ahead are qualities that help me to be successful at both.