Before becoming a lawyer, Daniel Cory Bilton spent time as a tugboat deckhand, a restaurant cook (at such fine establishments like The Cheesecake Factory and Applebees), a factory-worker at a lumber mill, and a day-laborer for a drywall company.
This is just my list of employers from after I graduated college. I knew from the start not one of these jobs would last. I have since realized the reason why was that I needed to do something where I get to help people with real problems.
In each of my past jobs, I was too far removed from the client to be able to connect my work to their wellbeing. I started working with accident victims while going to law school at night. From early on, I was hooked.
I started my own law firm so that I could choose the people I wanted to help and would get to work with every client on every case. I am a member of the bar in all three local jurisdictions: Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.
Practicing law takes a lot of time, but I also spend a lot of time being a father and husband. Talk with me for long enough and I’ll probably show you pictures of Luella on Facebook. If I don’t show you, ask me to. I’ve become a master at changing diapers. I can also sing quite a few Disney songs.