What motivates Breanne Snapp is simple.
The lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier SC loves helping people.
“I really enjoy that aspect of my work,” she said. “For me, that’s what keeps me motivated when things get tough, and there are long hours.”
Her passion for advocacy followed her from law school, where she took an interest in employment law after taking a class with a law professor who specialized in that type of practice.
“Just started taking every class she offered,” Snapp said. “It developed a passion in me for working with people. I knew I wanted to be working as an advocate.”
Snapp also said she enjoys the litigating that comes with her job.
“Every day is something different. I am constantly challenged,” she said. “I am always learning something new. It’s just really engaging work.”
But that love doesn’t come without tough times. One of the biggest
challenges Snapp faced after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2013 was taking on the actual practice of law.
“It was overwhelming and a little bit scary to be thrown out in the real world,” she said.
When she started at Habush, Snapp was assigned to be a project attorney on one of the firm’s larger personal-injury cases. While the prospect was appealing in many ways, she said, she found she was more hesitant and not as confident as she thought she would be. Part of the trouble, she said, was that she didn’t know what to expect from litigation in the real world.
However, Snapp didn’t let that keep her down.
“As months and years have gone by… every day you feel more confident and competent,” she said. “And you know you can at least find an answer (if you don’t know something).”