We had the good fortune of connecting with Owili K. Eison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Owili, what matters most to you?
The value or character trait that I admire most is GRIT. GRIT, to me, is the perfect combination of tenacity, perseverance and dedication to a defined purpose or goal(s). I also value GRIT because it is a learned trait that can be developed and trained just like any other muscle. By employing a sense of GRIT to the myriad challenges that life throws at me, it gives me a sense of calm, because I know that if I keep at it and want it bad enough, I will see that it manifests. All that we desire is on the other side of GRIT.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am a Los Angeles based personal injury attorney that focuses on cases involving catastrophic personal injuries. I am currently employed as a senior attorney at BD&J, PC. In addition to my duties as a senior attorney at BD&J, PC I also manage a team of 4 junior associates and support staff to ensure that the next generation of lawyers is properly trained and equipped to deliver full justice to those that have been wronged by the negligent conduct of others. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California (USC) with a major in Political Science, minor in Spanish, and was a member of the University’s Honors Program. I earned my law degree from Loyola Law School – Los Angeles where I served as President of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society. I also participated in the school’s renowned Trial Advocacy Program which helped hone my oral and trial advocacy skills. I am also a graduate of CAALA’s esteemed Plaintiff’s Trial Academy as well as the Jack Daniels – ABOTA Trial Academy. I resolved to become a personal injury attorney after I suffered multi-system injuries when I was hit in a controlled crosswalk by a negligent motorist. After months of rehabilitation and recovery from this incident, I vowed to champion the rights of those similarly situated. As a result of my personal experiences, I not only see personal injury law as my vocation, but as my true calling. Over the course of my career, I have handled hundreds of personal injury cases ranging from intake to trial, and in just over 5 years at BD&J, PC I have recovered over $200 million on behalf of my clients. My experience includes auto accidents, NFL Concussion litigation, mass tort litigation, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, and myriad other personal injury related matters. I have handled cases with all of the big insurance companies and have developed a reputation as a tenacious, yet pragmatic advocate.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In my own head, I consider myself to be a “man about town” – that is until COVID-19 hit, and changed the way the world, and us Angelinos interacted with one another. While we are starting to see the city open back up, I still move responsibly out of concern for myself and for those around me. That said, when the city finally does return to “normal”, the following are some cannot miss gems that I used to frequent. Restaurants: 1. Wally’s 2. Quarters (Korean BBQ) 3. Bavel 4. South Beverly Grille 5. Republique Bars: 1. Honor Bar 2. Little Bar (Amazing Dive Bar) 3. El Carmen 4. Apotheke 5. The Henry Outdoor Activities: 1. Runyon Canyon 2. Smorgasburg – LA 3. Bel Air Bay Club 4. Braemar Country Club 5. Griffith Park Misc. Attractions: 1. 3rd Street Promenade 2. LA Times – Food Bowl 3. Century City Mall 4. The Grove 5. Larchmont Village
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Without question, I simply would not be where I am today without the unwavering support of my mother, Belinda Higgins and my brother, Bonawyn Eison. They have been, and will always be the foundational people that have shaped my perspective on life and business. They are the people that I look to for guidance and inspiration as I maneuver through this journey through life and manhood.
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