Family Law Attorney Chelsea E. Gajewski
Everyone has their own story that led them to where they are now. The decision to attend law school was an easy one for me because I’ve always known that I wanted to help people in some way, whether it be working in the social work field or as an attorney. Now my story has led me here, beginning my legal career at Sodoma Law and writing my bio in hopes of sharing my story.
After graduating SUNY Fredonia with a degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice I decided to leave Buffalo, New York, and come down south to Charlotte. Here, I attended Charlotte School of Law where I discovered my passion for in-court advocacy, particularly in the fields of family law and juvenile law. I completed internships with the Mecklenburg County Guardian ad Litem office and with three small local law firms, which focused on family and collaborative law. In addition, I was a member of the family law group, I also received the CALI award for family law and completed over 100 hours of pro bono work.
As a child of divorce I have experienced the difficulties that come along with it. Nevertheless, as someone who is a part of a blended family I can also attest to the beauty of new beginnings. When my mother re-married our family doubled in size and I gained a stepfather and stepsister. Over these past ten years my stepdad and stepsister have been nothing but a blessing. I am extremely thankful for my family because they are apart of who I am today and my story.
Some people have the belief that empowerment comes from other people, but through my social work curriculum I’ve come to learn that the only way to be truly empowered comes from with in. My goal here at Sodoma Law will be to set the stage so that my clients have the ability to have their stories heard. I believe that in becoming a lawyer I can share my skill set with my clients and help them realize that they are capable of empowering themselves.