Ross G. Simmons knew at age 5 he would be a lawyer. And today, his childhood dream has turned into a successful career in helping clients -- before trouble arises.
"I just always knew I was going to be a lawyer," Simmons said. "I remember having conversations about it with my best friend in kindergarten. We talked about being lawyers in San Diego -- and both of us are. We laugh about it to this day."
In 1997, Simmons started his own practice, The Simmons Firm ALC, which largely advises small businesses in dispute-avoidance strategies and transactions. Simmons views his work as an opportunity to keep clients "out of harm's way."