Like one of those fine-tuned muscle cars that dominated the highways in the sixties and seventies, Aaron Burke and Rob Bogdanowicz have integrated disparate backgrounds, skills, and abilities to dominate the fast lane in representing businesses and individuals in high-stakes disputes.
“How Aaron and I brought our different backgrounds together is an amazing story,” Bogdanowicz says. “Even our different practices and skills sets intertwined. Our friendship became something far more from a guy down from New York to a guy who’s from Midlothian becoming friends and now partners.”
The enormous business disruption caused by the pandemic energized the two attorneys to shift gears and form their own firm. Burke says, “COVID-19 forced Rob and I to drastically reduce work travel and gave us time to talk and think about the future. Thank God for that time, which allowed us to anticipate changes to litigation and adapt to the new legal landscape. Many business leaders held back to see what was going to happen. Thankfully neither of our practices suffered. We were able to keep our teams employed and actually add a few positions. Even though we saw the huge toll the pandemic took on our families, friends, and clients, we realized that business continued, our clients continued facing litigation challenges even while dealing with COVID. I said, ‘Let’s do it. We’ve been putting this off for a long time, so let’s do it now.’ The summer of 2020 we found space, signed a lease at the end of 2020 and opened our doors February 1st of this year.”
The two young attorneys come from very different backgrounds and life experiences, yet in a short amount of time have been able to create a successful and aggressive law firm and to have driven it into a leadership position in its field.