- What made you decide to pursue a degree in law; and in particular, why have you chosen to primarily focus on healthcare and business law?
I have always known I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to use my strengths to help others. I was drawn to a career in law because it allows me to combine my logical, analytical side with my creative side. It is also intellectually stimulating and puts attorneys in a unique position to affect societal change.
Although I am still exploring many areas of the law, I have started to focus more on the transactional side. I thoroughly enjoy the intricacies of drafting contracts and being able to add value to our clients’ businesses as well as being their trusted advisor. As opposed to the nature of litigation, transacational law involves both sides who are typically trying to come together to achieve a result that is mutually beneficial. I also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Economics which I have found to be a good foundation for business law. I also have a strong interest in the area of healthcare law. Both my mother and sister are physicians so I grew up in a household where healthcare and medicine were talked about frequently and I‘ve always found these to be fascinating topics.
2. Why did you choose Lane & Waterman for your law career?
I was initially drawn to Lane & Waterman due to their commitment to the community along with their outstanding reputation. I have always believed in the importance of giving back to the community and working at Lane & Waterman will enable me to fulfill that goal. I also appreciated the broad spectrum of law Lane & Waterman practices and see it as a great opportunity to gain exposure to the many different areas of law. I knew it was the perfect fit for me when I worked here as a summer associate and I was able to see the collegiality among the attorneys and their commitment to their clients and their community. Furthermore, at Lane and Waterman I am able to choose which areas of the law I am most interested in while learning from some of the brightest and most dedicated attorneys. I have lived in Davenport, Iowa for most of my life and it is where my family resides; I could not think of a better community in which to establish and develop my legal career.
3. What is something people may not know about you?
I love music and dancing. When I was younger I used to be involved in dance (tap, jazz, ballet, and pointe), show choir, and jazz band to name a few. When I have the opportunity, I enjoy spending my free time playing the piano or saxophone and continuing to dance whenever possible.
To learn more about Courtney and her practice, please visit https://l-wlaw.com/attorneys/courtney-m-brokloff/