Facing a global pandemic and a resulting quarantine, workplaces across the country were forced to quickly shift to work from home. The change came with a litany of challenges for both employees and employers, as safety became the top priority, but there have also been surprise positive moments as well. As a firm, White, Graham, Buckley & Carr attorneys reached out to clients to assure them work was still being done – just from home. In this round of attorney spotlights, we share how our team adjusted to the shutdown.
Partner Bob Buckley, who joined the firm in 2001, strongly believes medical negligence litigation has a positive impact on improving health care in America and he spends an extensive amount of time educating himself on medical issues to better serve his clients.
He has settled countless personal injury cases, including nursing home negligence, wrongful death through overdose, emergency room injury and medical misdiagnosis.
Read on to learn more about Bob in our Attorney Spotlight: Pandemic Edition.
What was the biggest adjustment to working from home?
“Staying focused on the things that I had control of, rather than all of the things I didn’t.”
How did you choose where you’d work?
“I have a nice place to work in the kitchen, which is not necessarily a good thing because of the close proximity to the refrigerator. My wife was also at home, but she is our office manager and my paralegal so she was very respectful of my need for peace. Our dog liked to periodically remind us that she was home. She entertains us a lot so we did not mind.”
What has been the best thing you’ve experienced in this “new normal”?
“There is not much going on in the legal world, so it has given me an opportunity to catch up on reading, staying tuned into changes in the law and giving deep thought to my cases.”
What has been the biggest challenge?
“There are too many distractions at home, so staying focused on tasks was a challenge.”
Is there anything you did more of during quarantine than before?
“I was able to start back with my daily walks for exercise. We are huge Royals fans so we missed watching the games but we have replaced it with shows on Prime, Netflix, HBO and Showtime. I was also able to get our basement and garage cleaned up. We moved a couple of years ago and finding time to do that was difficult, but it is now finished.”