Meet the Lawyers: Jeff Berzowski and Meghan Healy
At Di Renzo & Bomier, we love getting to know our clients. We also enjoy sharing a little about ourselves so people can get to know us, too. Recently, Attorneys Jeff Berzowski and Meghan Healy sat down to answer a few questions about life as lawyers, what they like most about living in the Fox Valley, common misperceptions about attorneys and more.
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Q: Why did you become a lawyer?
Meghan: I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer, ever since I was a kid. Growing up, I remember looking forward to family dinners because that’s when my dad, Howard Healy who is also a lawyer at Di Renzo & Bomier, would talk about his day at work. As I got older and went to college and law school, I realized that being a lawyer was the best way for me to advocate for others going through difficult times.
Jeff: I wanted to become a lawyer to protect people’s legal rights and consult with businesses facing legal challenges. My journey to becoming a lawyer was a bit non-traditional, however. Prior to joining the profession, I worked in corporate America as a controller and human resources manager. I’m glad I did because I utilize many of those skills working on cases.
Q: If you weren’t a lawyer, what other occupation would you choose as a career and why?
Jeff: If money wasn’t an issue and I did not have a family with young children, my ideal job would be a charter fishing boat captain in the Florida Keys, as that is one of my favorite places to visit and spend time.
Meghan: I think I would be like to be a professional photographer. Right now, my favorite subjects are my friends, family, and my children.
Q: Which areas of law do you practice? Why did you choose these areas?
Jeff: I practice worker's compensation law, personal injury, employment law and general litigation / business consulting. I practice in these areas because they mesh well with my background and allow me to help individuals and businesses overcome a variety of challenges.
Meghan: I practice Family law including Guadian ad Litem (represent the “best interests of the child”) work and employment law. I love being in the courtroom and with these practice areas, I have hearings and trials regularly. I like family law because it involves so many different areas of the law and helps people during a time of their life that they need direction and assistance with their future. Guardian ad Litem work allows me to work with children whose parents are involved in custody disputes.
Q: What has been your proudest moment as an attorney?
Jeff: The first time I successfully obtained a favorable jury verdict for a client.
Meghan: I am most proud of helping people through difficult times whether that’s leaving a traumatic relationship or resolving a child custody dispute. I enjoy talking with children about their wishes for the future and I am proud when I can make a positive impact on their lives.
Q: What is one misconception or stereotype about lawyers that you’d like to correct?
Jeff: That, for the most part, the practice of law is nothing like what you see portrayed on TV and in movies. In order to be successful, you need to understand and work well with your opponents and the Courts.
Meghan: Lawyers often have a reputation as being stand-offish. I work very closely with and care about our clients.
Q: What do you enjoy most about the Fox Valley?
Jeff: The Fox Valley is a great place to work and raise a family.
Meghan: It’s safe, friendly and the people are hard working. I enjoy all the beautiful parks and great restaurants. I also like going to shows at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Packer games at Lambeau Field.
Q: What are some of your hobbies? Tell us something unique about you.
Jeff: I like outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and camping. This summer I am planning a hike of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Meghan: I love to travel and spend time with my family. When I have free time, I enjoy reading and playing tennis.
Q: Favorite Wisconsin sports team to root for?
Jeff: The Packers.
Meghan: I’m also a huge Green Bay Packer fan. Go Pack Go!
Q: Do you volunteer in the community? If so, where? What do you do?
Jeff: I have served on several Boards such as the Neenah/Menasha YMCA, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of the Fox Valley and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).
Meghan: I've enjoyed volunteering since high school and am currently a member of the Fox Cities Morning Rotary Club. In the past, I've served on boards for the Neenah/Menasha YMCA, United Way Emerging Leaders and Future Neenah. I participated in Teen Court, the Winnebago County Free Legal Clinic, provided free advocacy for individuals at the Christine Ann Center Domestic Abuse Shelter and I was the Mock Trial Coach at St. Mary Catholic High School.
Q: Favorite place(s) to visit in Wisconsin?
Meghan: A quick getaway to Door County.
Jeff: The Eagle River / Minocqua area.
Q: Favorite restaurants in the area?
Jeff: Cannovas in Downtown Neenah. Our family is also a big fan of Dairy Queen's popcorn.
Meghan: It’s hard to pick just a few. I love Shellates Coffee Shop in Neenah and Great Harvest Bread Company for lunch. Zuppas is my "go to" and never fails. My husband and I love to grab a drink at Greene’s Pour House or the new wine bar, Sante. My girlfriends and I love to get together at Zacatecas in Neenah as well.