BWB&O is proud to introduce its employee highlight of the month, Angelo Z. Perillo! Angelo is a Senior Associate Attorney at Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP.
Angelo was born in the Philippines and then moved to and grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Angelo first realized his interest in law in college, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Law and Society from the University of California Riverside. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. During law school, Angelo served as the President of the Student Bar Association, won various intramural championships in flag football and soccer, and received an American Jurisprudence award for Evidence. Angelo was hired as a law clerk for Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP in 2015 and has been with the firm ever since.
Q: How has your experience at BWB&O helped you in your career development?
A: My pre-bar and post-bar clerkship at BWB&O allowed me to seamlessly transition when I began as an associate. With continued guidance and mentorship from the partners, I’ve grown to become a senior associate at the San Diego office with extensive experience with motions, depositions, mediation, and trial.
Q: What is your most significant career accomplishment?
A: While I can’t boil it down to one specific instance, the most rewarding aspect is seeing a client’s genuine joy after obtaining a favorable outcome, clients being happy with the quality of work done, and clients wanting to continue a business relationship by referring new files to you.
Q: Who would you attribute your success to? Please explain.
A: My success is attributable to my wife, family, friends, 4 dogs, and the entire San Diego team who’ve been supportive of my growth in the legal profession for over 8 years.
Q: How do you manage your time effectively to maintain a healthy work/life balance? What are some fun ways that you disconnect and recharge?
A: The key is learning how to prioritize tasks while also being able to be fluid to address unexpected matters that arise on a daily basis. Outside the office, I follow sports, go to concerts, spend time with family and dogs, and travel.
A special thank you to Angelo for sharing his experience on his road to success!