Hello, my name is Timothy Traster. Thank you for taking the time to read my biography. My family moved from New York to Central Florida in 1976. Even though I was only 10 years old at that time, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer and practice law here for all of my life. Perhaps it was the result of my staying inside and watching old reruns of Perry Mason while my four older brothers played football outside. Maybe it was because I couldn’t do math. Whatever the reason, that was my goal, and I have never looked back
I was fortunate to be able to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville for both undergrad and law school from 1984 to 1991. As my friends switched their majors, or remained undecided I, again, never doubted that I wanted, that I needed, to be a lawyer. I wish I could say I it was because I wanted to help people in need, but I can’t. At that time, I wanted to be a lawyer because I loved the law, it’s intricacy, it’s complexity, it’s simplicity. As I continued to practice though, I came to love the people I met, and the fact that I could, even with my poor math skills, make a difference in their lives. I loved that my job was to meet people, listen to their problems, and then help them using the knowledge and skills that I still try to improve every day.
I have two daughters. As they grew older, they eventually began asking me questions about my job. At first, given their young age, they asked me how much money I made. Over time though, they asked what did I do, why did I do it, and wasn’t it boring. I am glad I could always answer their questions with complete honesty and without hesitation, that I was a lawyer, I try to help people who get hurt by other people, and that it was never boring. I told them that every day I learned something about the law, about people, and about myself.
I am blessed to have been able to obtain my dream to be a lawyer. I am blessed to have two incredibly intelligent, caring, healthy and beautiful daughters. And I am blessed to have been given an opportunity to work here at Dan Newlin & Partners, and continue to help people who need help, while still growing as an attorney and a person. If I can ever help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or at (407) 845-1791. My helping you makes me a better lawyer and a better person.