Torrey Peterson of Kansas is a freshman at the Saint Louis University School of Law this fall, and we are pleased to announce she is the winner of the Luvera Law Firm Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Ms. Peterson for her outstanding academic performance while obtaining her undergraduate degree and her decision to pursue a career as an advocate for victims’ rights.
Protecting the rights of victims of negligence or recklessness is the cornerstone of injury law, and the negligent need to be held accountable. There is one venue where corporate, social, and financial status shouldn’t matter – and that’s in court, where every citizen has the right to seek justice.
In her work on the Kansas State University Mock Trial Team, Torrey demonstrated a keen mind backed by an outstanding work ethic. We believe Ms. Peterson will be an excellent addition to the legal profession. We was particularly impressed with her interest in medical malpractice and her ability to construct a logical, consistent, and convincing argument.
Torrey wrote in her scholarship essay, “By pursuing a career in medical malpractice, I want to make sure healthcare professionals are practicing ethically, and I want to make a difference in the industry.” She cites a case where a drug error led, not just to an award, but better labeling for the drug – potentially saving many lives. It’s this ability to create real change that appeals to Torrey, who initially had an interest in medicine. She quickly realized that, while a physician can certainly impact lives, broader change needs a longer reach – something she believes only the law has the ability to accomplish.
Attorneys are often the only voice available for those injured by negligent or reckless conduct, especially large and powerful corporations. It is evident that Ms. Peterson believes in achieving justice for those who have been injured. Luvera Law Firm shares this vision, recognizing that achieving justice requires unbending commitment to determination on behalf of its clients. Everyone is equal under the law, and the most powerful corporation must answer to the least powerful citizen when that person’s rights have been violated.
We were extremely pleased to hear from Torrey, and we are happy to award her this scholarship. We look forward to the day when she joins the legal profession as an advocate for justice and a strong protector of clients’ rights.