Central MA Up + Comer: Linda T. Cammuso, Elder Law Attorney
Thursday, September 19, 2013
SW: We are introducing some of the younger generation who is starting to or is making their mark on the Central MA community. What career have you chosen to move forward in?
LC: I’m an estate planning/elder law attorney and a founding partner of Estate Preservation Law Offices (EPLO), a boutique estate planning and asset protection law firm based out of Worcester.
SW: What is the best thing about your job?
LC: The variety in my daily challenges: every day brings unique circumstances that test my intellectual and creative abilities.
SW: Can you describe a typical day in your life?
LC: My weekdays begin early–usually before 5AM. After spending a few minutes with my husband before his work day, I hustle to walk the dogs, review my daily calendar, answer a few emails and get into the office by or before 7/7:30. Once in the office, my schedule typically contains an assortment of client meetings and phone conferences, interoffice conferences throughout the day with my staff and partner, and perhaps a business lunch. In between meetings I return emails and phone calls, work on miscellaneous projects/documents, and review professional forums to track developments in the law. Of course, no day is complete without sharing a few laughs with my coworkers –we are firm believers that appreciating the humor in life keeps us fresh and upbeat for our clients. The last item of the business day is often a board or committee meeting, as I serve on several nonprofit boards. After dinner with my husband, I catch up on emails and miscellaneous projects from the day. Suffice it to say, running a law practice is really more of a lifestyle than a job!
SW: What is your dream job?
LC: A position where I am in control of my schedule and workload, intellectually and creatively stimulated, surrounded by a dynamic and talented team, and able to help people–which, as it turns out, describes my current job!
SW: What is your favorite piece of technology?
LC: My iPhone–it doesn’t leave my side except when I’m meeting with a client.
SW: What is on your iTunes?
LC: Dido, Imagine Dragons, Alicia Keys, Moby, Pete Yorn, Adele, Paul Simon, Rolling Stones
SW: What is your favorite social networking site? Why?
LC: I have been slow to enter the social network scene, probably because of the demands on my time in the business realm. However, my firm has a blog, EPLO: In Touch, which we use to relay important changes in the law. It’s exciting to have such an instantaneous and widespread mode of communication with our clients and professional contacts.
SW: What do you do away from your career?
LC: I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, walking/jogging with my dogs, reading, baking, biking, off-road riding and watching football.
SW: Are you involved in the community? If so, how?
LC: I serve on three nonprofit boards: Girls Inc. of Worcester; LUK Inc., based out of Fitchburg; and Spring House, based out of Berlin. I also volunteer with the Ron Burton Training Village in Hubbardston.
SW: Who is the biggest influence in your life?
LC: My husband is an amazing personal and professional sounding board and mentor. We’ve been together a long time, and he’s been my biggest supporter. His insights and perspective continue to inspire my professional decisions and successes.
SW: What is a fun fact few people know about you?
LC: I shoot a mean game of pool.
SW: Your favorite expression?
LC: It is what it is!
SW: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
LC: Hopefully managing EPLO, which will have continued to thrive and grow both in staff and geographic impact; making an impact in the community through my business and personal volunteering; and most importantly, still appreciating how blessed I’ve been personally and professionally.
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