For Sam Skorepa, practicing law is a family affair. Learn more about him in this week’s edition of “Five Questions with…”
1. What made you want to become a lawyer?
I knew from a very early age that I wanted to become a lawyer. My dad is a local trial attorney and as a child I would get to go to work with him sometimes on the weekends and even travel with him while on breaks from school. Most of what I was around as a child was litigation oriented, but I was exposed to the language of attorneys, which was interesting to say the least. It wasn’t until college and law school that I knew I would be better suited for the business side of the law.
2. What do you do for fun?
Hiking and backpacking are passions of mine. I have been working on backpacking the Colorado Trail for a few years on and off, as time permits, and have completed just over 1/3 of the 500 mile trek from Denver to Durango. I just love to be outdoors, traveling to places I have never seen before. When I cannot make it out to backpack, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter.
3. What book are you reading right now?
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
4. What’s your favorite restaurant in the Quad Cities?
Tough call. As a life-long resident of the QCA there are so many good places to eat. I try and break it down by the type of food I am the most hungry for. Currently, I would go with Exotic Thai or Lemongrass Café.
5. What was your favorite class in law school?
Probably a tie. Federal Income Tax and Estate and Gift Tax. With an undergraduate degree in finance, taking these classes in law school was the first time I was able to associate numbers with the law. Tax was something that I never gave much thought to before, but where my passion for estate planning began.
Sam helps clients with their estate planning, probate and trust administration, and real estate needs. Learn more about his work at https://l-wlaw.com/attorneys/samuel-j-skorepa/.