I love the law and justice. I love going to court for a hearing and trial before the judge or jury. I get excited, anxious, nervous before a trial. I want to make sure that all I have been dotted and all t's crossed. I hardly sleep the days leading to a final trial. I will meet with my clients to prepare them well. And yes I have met many of my clients at home on Saturdays or Sundays. This is why I am a lawyer.
One time, we had a hearing dealing with possession and access to a little girl. I knew my opposing attorney as I had worked with him before. On the day of trial, I hand him all my exhibits and other paperwork. He took a look, turns to his client, and says: this is why I love Papa Dieye. Always prepared and ready to go.
The preparation and being ready matter not only to me, it matters to the judge and to the other party. We are not all about litigation. We also actively encourage and work with our clients to find ways to resolve the dispute. Sometimes, that is through mediation, arbitration, or informal settlement talks. Because, when it is all said and done, it is their lives, their children, and their money.
At the end of a case, whatever the result may be, we take great pride in knowing that we prepared well, fought hard, and used all available legal remedies at our disposal. And I truly believe that our clients appreciate that.
Papa graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the City College of New York. While at City, Papa was the recipient of the Nizar Ahmed Prize for Excellence in International Studies, the Thomas Karis Prize for Excellence in Research, and was the winner of the First Amendment Prize for Best Essay.
Papa attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans where he successfully served on the Moot Court Board. He was a finalist in the Junior Appellate Competition and won the Senior Appellate Competition where they argued a case before Fifth Circuit Judges.
Papa joined the Exxon Mobil Litigation Department for a few years before opening his own firm in 2007. Hanging his shingle has been a lifelong dream and he is grateful to have the opportunity to work with incredible people and have a positive impact in their lives. Papa is your attorney!