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Deanna Karras

Legal Assistant

Deanna Karras, a Chicago native, loves working with people to help them with child custody issues and dissolutions. When she’s not working, she loves hiking, running ad cooking. As a recent Modern Law team member, Deanna took the time to answer some questions, below, to share some insights on her backbround.

Why did you get into family law/law?

I got interested in family law while working at the Self-Help Resource Center at the Los Angeles Superior Court. I’ve been practicing now for two years. I loved being able to guide the litigants through the process of filing their specific forms with the court and wanted to ensure they could complete this successfully and as stress free as we could make it for them in comfortable setting.

What is your favorite part of working in family law?

I decided to get into law because I am passionate about helping people through the most difficult time of their lives.

Describe a life changing event that caused more personal growth than anything else. What happened? What tool was most useful to get through the process?

When I was 13 years old, my dad got diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. The doctors said that he was not going to make it more than 2 years. But that was not the case for him. He is in full remission now and is stronger than ever. He has taught me that if you have the right mindset, you can achieve anything. He is the strongest person I know and that experience has definitely helped me keep pushing for success.

Recently, my mother just passed away from metastatic breast cancer. She too was an extremely strong person and hilarious. She fought as hard as she could all the way up until the end, but unfortunately lost the battle.

Going through this with both parents has really changed my outlook on life. Life is too short and the little things that we do not focus on or forget about are often taken for granted. It has taught me that you never know what someone is going through or how much pain they are in and just by being kind and courteous to one another has a major impact and can change the outcome from a negative, to a positive one.

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Deanna Karras

Deanna Karras
My Modern Law

Legal Assistant

Deanna Karras, a Chicago native, loves working with people to help them with child custody issues and dissolutions. When she’s not working, she loves hiking, running ad cooking. As a recent Modern Law team member, Deanna took the time to answer some questions, below, to share some insights on her backbround.

Why did you get into family law/law?

I got interested in family law while working at the Self-Help Resource Center at the Los Angeles Superior Court. I’ve been practicing now for two years. I loved being able to guide the litigants through the process of filing their specific forms with the court and wanted to ensure they could complete this successfully and as stress free as we could make it for them in comfortable setting.

What is your favorite part of working in family law?

I decided to get into law because I am passionate about helping people through the most difficult time of their lives.

Describe a life changing event that caused more personal growth than anything else. What happened? What tool was most useful to get through the process?

When I was 13 years old, my dad got diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. The doctors said that he was not going to make it more than 2 years. But that was not the case for him. He is in full remission now and is stronger than ever. He has taught me that if you have the right mindset, you can achieve anything. He is the strongest person I know and that experience has definitely helped me keep pushing for success.

Recently, my mother just passed away from metastatic breast cancer. She too was an extremely strong person and hilarious. She fought as hard as she could all the way up until the end, but unfortunately lost the battle.

Going through this with both parents has really changed my outlook on life. Life is too short and the little things that we do not focus on or forget about are often taken for granted. It has taught me that you never know what someone is going through or how much pain they are in and just by being kind and courteous to one another has a major impact and can change the outcome from a negative, to a positive one.

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