Meet the Barrister – Alex Park
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
Lewis Thomason: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?
Alex Park: I think I enjoy the fact that it forces me to confront and think about difficult issues. Developing an argument and supporting it with law and facts is something that is rarely easy, but it is gratifying when you’ve done a good job.
Lewis Thomason: What is your favorite drink and why?
Alex Park: I don’t think I’ve ever really considered what my favorite drink would be. I guess if I had to pick I would choose coffee, mainly because it seems I don’t go a day without it.
Lewis Thomason: What is the best lesson you ever learned?
Alex Park: Always be open to the possibility that maybe the other side could be right. That doesn’t mean you concede your point, but it just means that you remain open to being persuaded. If you’re positive that there’s absolutely no way you could be wrong then you won’t be open to opposing ideas, and nothing good comes from a stubborn refusal to hear an opposing view.
Lewis Thomason: What book is on your bedside table (or your e-reader?)
Alex Park: Not exactly the same as reading it, but I’ve been listening to Good Omens on audiobook.
Lewis Thomason: What is the best place you have ever visited?
Alex Park: This is a nerdy answer, but the best place I’ve ever visited is the Supreme Court of the United States.
Lewis Thomason: What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Alex Park: My home computer. I use it for everything. Work, games, watching sports, and reading.
Lewis Thomason: If you had time for a new hobby or to learn a new skill, what would you choose and why?
Alex Park: I guess I would probably try to learn a second language. It would be cool to visit another country and not have to rely on others to translate.
Lewis Thomason: What type of kid were you, (e.g. spoiled, rebellious, well-behaved, quiet, obnoxious..)?
Alex Park: It will come as no surprise to those who know me that I was an extraordinarily talkative, super nerdy kid.
Lewis Thomason: What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you?
Alex Park: I’m not sure if this counts, but when I was in college I was in a play that had a live cat in it and the cat got loose into the audience.
Lewis Thomason: What is your favorite (or most common) way to procrastinate on the internet?
Alex Park: SCOTUS blog, which compiles a bunch of information and essays on the Supreme Court, is my go-to for procrastinating.
Alex Park graduated from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in May 2016. During law school he was elected President of the Student Bar Association and served as Executive Comments Editor for the Arbitration Law Journal. Additionally, he was an extern for the Honorable John E. Jones III of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Park’s experience includes auto/premises liability defense, healthcare liability defense, municipal liability defense, and a range of other civil litigation matters.