Meet the 2018 Summer Associate: Thomas Zamadics

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Recently, Ward and Smith announced the hiring of four law students as part of our 2018 Summer Associate Program.

While these future attorneys will be busy over the next few weeks learning the ins and outs of working in a law firm, we wanted to take a moment to learn more about what inspired them to pursue a career in law.

In our series, entitled Meet the Summer Associate, you’ll hear from each student in their own words. First up is Thomas Zamadics:

Thomas Zamadics



Thomas Zamadics
From Pennsylvania
Birthday: October 9
University of North Carolina School of Law (2L)  

Why do you want to be an attorney?

I want to be an attorney because I want to help others accomplish their goals. I want people to rely on me for help whether they are facing a tough problem or are looking to create something new.

What are you most excited about learning during your time here at Ward and Smith?

I am most excited to learn how to provide the best legal services for a client. I want to learn from others how they anticipate client needs and follow through with a service that can help the client reach a goal.

What do you like to do in your downtime when you're not studying?

I like to spend time with my wife, Caroline, and our dog, Winston. We enjoy exploring the Raleigh-Durham area and finding new places to eat. I also like to run and compete in road races. I’m also an avid sports fan and love to see the Durham Bulls play during the summer.

What's the best advice someone has given you?

My Dad always told me growing up to give everything my best effort. With a positive, determined attitude, we can accomplish anything. I think about this advice often, especially when a task seems too monumental to complete.

How do you say pecan? Pee-can or Pah-Cahn?

I had to give this question some thought. I normally say “pah-cahn” except when I’m talking about “pee-can” pie. I also flip-flop on my pronunciation of “caramel.” My indecisiveness is making me hungry.

What is your favorite movie?

"Good Will Hunting"

What is your favorite book?

"Where Men Win Glory"

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?

Japan – it would be a challenging adventure!

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I proposed to my wife in Madison Square Park in New York City.

Ward and Smith’s six-week Summer Associate Program runs through June.


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