Ellen Atterbury joined Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, last year after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin. We're delighted to have her at the firm and especially enjoy her fresh and original take on things. We think you will too.
If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be?
The last movie I saw—Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban—encompasses the Potter Wizarding World universe where I would choose to live. In the wake of “You-Know-Who’s” demise, I suspect the Wizarding World has a lot of reformation to do, especially with eradicating old laws that restricted the rights of non-pure-blooded wizards and creatures. I think it would be fantastic to be a part of their reconstruction process, plus I could do magic!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
If I could have one superpower, it would be the ability to time travel. However, I would want this accompanied with the ability to change geographical location, so I would not need to physically move prior to my time travels. I really love history and would love the opportunity to see and experience events firsthand. Also, this would be a great fact-checking mechanism; no false alibi could withstand my powers!
If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
I would master Spanish. There is a huge need in the Latino community for legal representation, and I often wish I were fluent in Spanish so I could help meet this need. Many other countries require their students to take more than one language as a mandatory class, and I feel like I missed out big time for not continuing a language study.