MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.
Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.
Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Emerald Williams, local mom and attorney at Pazos Law Group Boca Raton!
Tell us a little about your background and what inspired you to become an attorney…
My southern roots have kept me grounded since I was born and raised in Atlanta. I graduated from the University of Georgia and knew from a young age that I wanted to become an attorney to make a difference in the lives of others. Choosing a law school was tough, but I ultimately ended up at the University of Miami School of Law.
As fate would have it, I met my husband during orientation, so I knew sunny Florida was where I was meant to be. Throughout law school, I found my passion and calling in helping children and families. I spent my first few years practicing as an attorney for the Guardian ad Litem Program in Miami, where I had the ability to provide a voice for children who had been abused, abandoned, and neglected. From there, I went onto the Attorney General’s office serving as a civil prosecutor for the Department of Children and Families. I still felt as if something was missing for me, and it wasn’t until I joined Pazos Law Group Boca Raton that I found my place in the legal community. Today, I love being a family law attorney and am inspired by my clients and colleagues every day.
We have two children and family is everything to me. I love being a devoted “boy mom” to Aiden (3) and Connor (8 months).
What is truly unique about Pazos Law Group Boca Raton and your practice?
Pazos Law Group really is “people helping people”. The founding partner, Nadia Pazos, Esq. is truly an amazing person and mentor. She is not only a mother, but leads the firm with the utmost integrity. When Nadia started the firm, it was just her and she has built up the practice to 7 attorneys. We are truly unique because of the level of service we provide our clients and are constantly evolving and trying to be better than the day before.
Why should Modern Boca Mom readers become your clients?
My clients are often going through the roughest times in their lives, and I am by their side every step of the way. While the majority of my practice is divorce and paternity cases, I truly have a passion for helping people who are struggling to grow their families. Oftentimes, they must turn to adoption, IVF, and the surrogacy process.
What exciting things are coming up for your business?
We are very excited that Pazos Law Group Boca Raton just opened a brick and mortar office in Boca Raton! We are located at 2500 N Military Trail, Suite 120. Please set up an appointment to come see me!
What do you love about living and working in South Florida?
Boca Raton is the best place to live and raise a family. There is always something fun to do with the kids and if not we can just head to the beach. The citizens of Boca Raton are extremely warm and friendly and have accepted my family into the community. I love living and working in Boca!
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