Middle school is hard for most people, but when you immigrate to the U.S. at 12 and start middle school as a non-English speaker in a new country, it can be brutal! Salomon Laguerre overcame many obstacles to reach his goals. He learned English, went on to college, then law school, and despite having to take the LSAT twice, reached his goal of becoming a lawyer. In this episode of Bouncing Back, he shares his immigration story with Rebecca Glatzer and explains how he didn’t let hurdles and setbacks keep him from his goals.
Salomon Laguerre is senior corporate counsel at The Home Depot. In this role, he expanded the company’s minority legal talent and raised awareness of social justice and racial inequality for his colleagues. He began his legal career as an employment litigation associate with Baker & Hostetler then later joined Seyfarth Shaw.
Salomon graduated from the University of South Florida with his B.A. in Psychology and received his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law.
Salomon is active in the Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Florida State Advisory Board. He also serves as an adjunct law professor at his alma mater.
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