Lawyer Spotlight: Rona Lamiquiz
How many states or countries have you lived in?
Two countries - China and the US
Three states - Alabama, California, and Arizona
What is your favorite drink?
Café au lait, if it is made the right way!
What is your favorite month?
November - my birthday month.
What inspires you?
People who defy conventional wisdom and strive for their dreams with grit and dedication.
If you chose a quote to live by, what would it be?
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Finishing my doctoral dissertation and planning my wedding at the same time (disclaimer: I do not recommend this to anyone). I successfully defended my dissertation and got married a week later.
What has been your most embarrassing experience at Q&B?
I don’t have one yet and I plan to keep it that way.
What experience at Q&B has been the most fun?
My growth towards becoming a more well-rounded attorney.
What advice would you give to a law student?
Always be prepared.
What is your greatest professional success?
For now, I would say receiving my PhD.
What class should you have taken in law school?
I wish I would have taken more advanced classes in business corporation law.
Who has given you the best advice about practicing law and what was that advice?
My mentor at Q&B. Dale said that "a client's interest comes first!"
What makes you laugh?
Funny pet videos. Actually, a lot of things.
What is the best thing about Q&B?
The firm culture. There are so many good things about Q&B's firm culture that I cannot list all of them. I will attempt to list a few here: as an associate, I truly feel that my success is important to the firm and the Tucson office is committed to train and mentor me on a daily basis; also, diversity truly matters to Q&B.
What do you do for fun?
Traveling to different places; trying out new restaurants; reading "trash" novels; and shopping for shoes.
What is great about working in Tucson?
The people and the weather.