Jessica Tehlirian, Esq.

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Posted on March 13 2020

Jessica Tehlirian, Esq.

Jessica Tehlirian, Esq. - All my life I felt like I had to choose between being a professional and being beautiful. I feared that if I allowed my outer beauty to be exposed people would not take me seriously as a lawyer. I will soon be in practice for six years and at this stage in my career I have come to accept both sides of myself. I created this website ( to showcase other attorneys that are not only outwardly attractive, but that are full of substance as well. I wanted to debunk the idea that if you look a certain way you are not capable of being an attorney. My hope for this website is that it will help remove some of these stereotypes. "I wanted to debunk the idea that if you look a certain way you are not capable of  being an attorney." ~ Jessica Tehlirian via  (SISS)  Hi Jessica, where are you from and where are youJessica Tehlirian, Esq. currently spending your time?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  I am from Detroit, Michigan and I currently live in Jacksonville, Florida. (SISS)  What was one of the hardest things that you had to go through? What advice would you give someone going through the same struggle?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  The hardest thing I had to go through was taking the Florida Bar Exam. I think the most important thing to keep in mind if you're taking the Bar is to stay focused and put in the time.  (SISS)  Head Litigation Lawyer at The Cochran Firm | #SISS Tell us more… who is @jessica_esquire and what are you most proud of?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  I think I am the progression of the legal field. Specifically, I represent the younger lawyers who are putting in a lot of hard work and who also like to have fun and travel. I am most proud of my ability to be resilient.  (SISS)  Finish this sentence, I have a dream… ?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  That one day I will be in a position to do the most good for the most people.  (SISS)  What makes you the happiest? What is fun for you?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  Travel makes me the happiest.  (SISS)  How do you deal with disappointment? How do you Keep Going?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  I try not to allow disappointment to take over my thoughts. I have my goals set in my head and I know it is just a temporary issue.  (SISS)  What is your superpower?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  My ability to keep going.  (SISS)  Finish the sentence, my life has gotten so much better since… ?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  I became a lawyer with The Cochran Firm.  (SISS)  Can you tell us four things people might not know about you?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  (1) I am a vegetarian of 15 years.  (2) I have five siblings.  (3) I don't drink or (4) smoke.  (SISS)  Can you tell us where else can our readers follow your daily inspiration?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  I don't have a specific daily inspiration. I listen to podcasts on youtube from ancient philosophers.  (SISS)  What’s your favorite quote?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  “I hated everyJessica Tehlirian, Esq. minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” - Muhammad Ali  (SISS)  At Smart is so sexy we love to see women who are thriving in their career or business.  What are you most passionate about?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  Providing high quality service for my amazing clients.   (SISS)  Who was the most influential person in your life and why?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  My siblings because they inspire me to keep trying harder every day.  (SISS)  Where were you five years ago? What advice would you tell your five years younger self?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  I became a lawyer five years ago in 2014. I think I would have loved to see where I would be and hope that it would give me a calmness in knowing everything would work out.  (SISS)  Can you take us through a typical day? From Waking up to going to bed, Can you give us a play by play of a typical day for you?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  I usually spend most of my day on a work day at my job, running errands and possibly shopping. At work I may call clients, go to court, sign up potential new clients, file motions, manage my department, market my firm among other things.  (SISS)  What is your favorite book and/or the latest one you’ve read?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  My favorite book is Plato's Apology. I am currently reading Becoming by Obama.  (SISS)  What does Smart is so Sexy mean to you?  (Jessica Tehlirian)  I think Smart is so Sexy the juxtaposition of elegance, class, beauty and hard work. I try my best to embody this in the real world and on social media.  (SISS)  Thank you so much Jessica, you have supported our Smart is so sexy brand from day one and it was an absolute honor to interview you.   Keep Going #SISS

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