“It was a trip of a lifetime,” Erin said, she was recalling her trip to Africa a few months ago. Africa is a continent of magic and mystery. Brilliant red sunsets, migrating wildebeest herds, prides of lions lounging in the tall grasses and elephants taking long drinks from the pools of water that dot the landscape. Africa is like nowhere else on earth. It is hard to describe the fascination of such a vast, dusty continent whose oldest roads were elephant paths. Erin’s two-week trek took her from safaris at Kariega Game Reserve to the majestic Victoria Falls…through Cape Town village markets to shark cage diving off the coast of Cape Town. And Erin is ready to go back! Author and photographer, Beryl Markham described Africa best, “Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one.”
Erin grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, which is about 12,957 km from the heart of Africa. She attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville where she earned her undergraduate degree in business administration, with a focus of marketing. She received her juris doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. She calls Jacksonville, Florida, home. Erin has been practicing law for seven years and has a general civil litigation practice with a focus on employment and education matters.
“I’m quite busy these days,” Erin said. She is currently working on at least 23+ cases ranging from breach of contract to non-competes and everything in between. Just like the safari, there is never a dull moment and no two days are ever the same. Erin will also tell you that’s exactly why she loves her work. While it might not be quite the same as coming face-to-face with a Great White Shark, it certainly has its moments.
I asked Erin if you chose a quote to live by, what would it be? She stated quite simply, “Life is a journey.” I believe for Erin that means life is about living – savoring the moment as well as your destination. Hakuna matata!
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Erin Whitmore, Esq.