My name is Omar S. Gonzalez. I am a Massachusetts attorney. I am 32 years old. I am Latino. I am from the inner city, know the taste of government cheese, the texture of food stamps and the ever-enduring love of a single mom. Most of the men in my family have fallen victim to the US justice system or died far too young. I’ve experienced how poverty breeds addiction and criminality out of a sheer sense of hopelessness. I bang hip hop from the speakers, when I’m not in court or the office I rock Timbs, J’s, and fitted’s, not ironically but because it’s who I am. You may find me chillin on your block or at your local club jail posing on your girl’s IG.
For a long time, I thought who I am was irreconcilable with the career I choose. I tried to play the role mimicking those around me but the costume never felt right. So, I’ve decided to stop trying to fit in and instead focus on protecting the rights of the poor and underrepresented and bring it to whoever tries to get in our way.