Family Law

Shaken by Ordeal with Gunman, Lawyer Takes a Day Off and Ponders Priorities


Matrimonial lawyer David DeFazio took a day off from work on Friday after having reportedly outrun a gunman Thursday afternoon as the man—who police say is a client’s ex-husband—leveled a rifle at DeFazio in his law firm’s parking lot and then shot at DeFazio as he was sprinting away

DeFazio, who has two children, aged 10 and 12, was admittedly shaken by the incident and plans to ease back into work, WWBT reports .

He says his kids are “what’s important. They’re what I work for. The job of attorney is just what I provide for them. It so often defines you, but really it’s the kids I work for, and you question why am I in a line of work that can make someone so mad.”

Additional coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “News Reports: Lawyer Outran Gunman, Escaped Law Office via Side Door as Suspect Searched for Him”

WTVR: “Neighbor: Accused gunman is ‘nice guy’”

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