Depending on the weather, summer and fall potentially can make Lauren Hussey’s life very busy. As partner at Danziger & De Llano, LLP law firm, she is known as the “Hurricane Lawyer” who works with those who struggle in the aftermath of the violent storms.

“I currently represent hundreds of clients all over the state of Florida—from the Keys all the way up to Panama City from both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael,” she says. “My clients are homeowners, business owners, HOAs and condos throughout the state, who are not being paid by their insurance companies after they sustain damage.”

Hussey, a graduate of Ave Maria School of Law, not only pursues what is owed to the victim, she helps them deal with the emotional challenges experienced people who have lost everything. “My heart breaks for them,” she says.

Her specialty also has made her a sought-after source for media interviews on television and radio. Her success is in line with the advice she would offer to others starting in their careers. “Don’t overlook the small opportunities,” she says. “Sometimes a position is what you make of it. Be creative, put in the extra hours [and] don’t be afraid to think outside the box.”

Away from the office, Hussey keeps busy restoring a 1950s bungalow, cooking and tending to a company with her fiancé selling antiques, vintage home decor and fine art to collectors, designers, and retail stores throughout the country.