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We asked Kalandra N. Wheeler, a Trial Attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C., to provide her sincere answers to a range of questions.  After reading, you will be more more abreast with the understanding and competency that Ms. Wheeler brings.

1. What is the most important issue to you of being an advocate?

I pride myself on doing everything possible to protect my clients' rights.  I am a believer in justice and everyday people deserve competent representation in an arena that is difficult for non-lawyers to navigate.

2. What is the most satisfying part of working for Rob Wiley, P.C.?

The people.  In an environment such as Rob Wiley, P.C. there is a great sense of teamwork and a shared desire amongst us to see each attorney achieve success in representing their clients.

3. What is the biggest mistake you see clients make?

Seeking legal advice from sources other than a qualified attorney.

4. Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Thurgood Marshall.

5. If you could write a new law, what would it do?

I would want a law that properly holds employers responsible for the actions of employees against their co-workers.  Employers should not be relieved of responsibility simply because work place injuries are covered by Workers' Compensation.

6. Besides Rob Wiley, P.C., what is the most interesting job that you have had?

For a year before law school, I worked as a lube tech for Jiffy Lube.   I was the only female employee and I enjoyed the looks on customer’s faces when they realized I wasn’t going to be working the register or vacuuming their cars and wiping windows, but instead changing their oil or flushing their transmissions or radiators.  I never had a customer come back with a complaint.

7. How do you market yourself differently than others?

I tell clients what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear.

8. What personality trait do you like most about yourself?

The ability to remain even-tempered under unpredictable circumstances.

9. What is your favorite food?

Soul food!

10. What’s the best part of living in Dallas?

Dallas is a beautiful city with lots of culture.  On any given day of the week, you can find a new venture to explore,  or an event to attend, all the while be meeting new people.

Kalandra N. Wheeler is a Trial Attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C.  She graduated from The University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in political science.  Ms. Wheeler went on and received her law degree from The University of Arkansas.

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