IT is rare for someone to grow up with early aspirations of becoming a lawyer.
For Owen Lai, the inspiration came as a teenager in the form of the fictional lawyer, Atticus Finch, of Harper Lee’s resounding 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Now a director at one of the Goulburn Valley’s oldest and most trusted law firms, Camerons Lawyers, Mr Lai specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, personal and corporate debt recovery, partnership disputes, family law, employment and consumer law.
Mr Lai holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce and juggled two jobs at different law firms while studying in Melbourne.
“I still have fond memories working at these firms, which led me to becoming a lawyer,” he said.
“I worked at a boutique firm in family law and estate matters, and at a mid-tier firm in its retail banking and finance division.”
He moved to Shepparton six years ago, a decision he described as a “no brainer”.
“The lifestyle has been unbeatable, together with old-fashioned things such as greenery, space, and fresh air,” he said.
Mr Lai and the professional team at Camerons Lawyers can provide advice in relation to a variety of areas of law. Their new office is located at 128 Maude Street, Shepparton, and can be contacted on 5832 1000.