Isabella Restrepo, Paralegal
Although Isabella has many responsibilities and undertakings, her main focus is to work closely with clients in order to successfully communicate and accurately understand their concerns, wishes, and goals. As such, Isabella is dedicated to that pursuit and keeps it at the forefront of her mind. Her dedication to this endeavor is made apparent by rapport she has built with clients by the time their matter comes to a close. Isabella regularly identifies with clients and treats them like the unique individual they are, regardless of the situation.
Isabella is a first generation American citizen and her family originally hails from Colombia, South America. Isabella has been bilingual since childhood as result of being born and raised in the Midwest, but also raised in a Colombian household.
During her time in college, Isabella earned income by working in the beverage and hospitality industry. There she met and worked with folks from every walk of life. In 2010, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Park University where she graduated magna cum laude. Armed with her newly obtained degree, she entered the legal field as a Spanish-speaking intern at a local law firm where she became a legal assistant and eventually a paralegal. In 2014, she began working for Ryan J. Shernaman as a paralegal. She has since worked her way up to becoming a senior paralegal.
Her favorite quote which captures her thoughts on striving is attributed to Theodore Roosevelt:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. “
An avid movie lover, Isabella spends her free time watching and discussing movies. Her hobbies include painting, sketching, sewing, and learning to play the ukulele.