ST. JOSEPH — Finding that delicate balance between a professionally satisfying and successful career and a fulfilling family life requires thoughtful decisions and a commitment to both.
Barry R. Conybeare of Conybeare Law Offi ce PC has managed to accomplish that goal.
“It all comes back to a decision we made in 1994 that we didn’t want the big city, big law firm career,” he says of the choice he and his wife made to leave a large Chicago law firm where he was routinely churning out long hours. There had to be a better balance than endless hours of work in a big city law firm, they felt.
“I was working in commercial litigation with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom when I married my wife, Jody,” he recalls. “I was getting tired of eating dinner at my desk. After about a year and a half, we had a discussion and asked ourselves, ‘Where do we want to be?’”