Samera Cerva - Paralegal & Office Manager
How did you become interested in criminal law?
When I was 19 years old, I became a mom. When my son turned one, I started working as a law firm receptionist to support myself and my baby. Just as life seemed to get better, tragedy struck our family. The police charged my younger brother with multiple first-degree charges. He faced a 20-year prison term & this news devastated & terrified us. My brother was a good kid. He never got into trouble.
With over 20 years experience as a paralegal, why did you choose Peyrouton Law over others?
What makes you good at what you do?
What makes me good at my role is the dedication I have to my work and to my clients. That dedication drives me to be professional, mindful, organized and detail-oriented. It drives me to be more vigilant and hands-on with the attorneys. I don’t just answer calls or take messages; I help design the blueprint for our defense. That dedication motivates me to learn more about the law so I can better serve my team and my clients year after year.
What do you most love about your job?
What I love most about my job are our clients and my team! I also love the people I work with daily. We share the same values and this is rare. We are all determined, honest, and respectful. Money is not our priority. We genuinely love what we do and we inject our heart and soul into every case; misdemeanor or felony. It is our connection, the office atmosphere (good energy), and noble purpose that makes me happy to wake up every morning to go to work.