Tatia Gordon-Troy, J.D. '95
Publisher, Attorney of Law magazine, Washington D.C. Suburbs edition
As a 1995 graduate of the UB School of Law, I remember my law school experience very fondly. Aside from creating lasting relationships with fellow attorneys practicing across the nation, I realized I harbored a love for journalism. During my law school tenure, controversies were brewing - an African American attorney was being vilified for his choice to represent a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, and O.J. Simpson was on trial for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend.
In response to the headlines, I put pen to paper and published op/eds in the UB Post focusing on the legal aspects of the cases. Soon after, I enrolled in Towson State University and was juggling her full-time UB law schedule with part-time journalism courses, intent on becoming a national legal correspondent. My early days as a reporter with The Daily Record and press secretary for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings helped cultivate a successful 20-year career in legal publishing.
My 15-year tenure with the American Immigration Lawyers Association culminated with more than 500 books and periodicals published under my leadership, resulting in millions of annual revenue. As founder and CEO of Ramses House Publishing LLC, I now use my editing, writing, and project management skills to help attorneys self-publish as a way to market themselves and their practices. And, I continue to consult with associations to build their non-dues revenue with enhanced publishing programs.
Currently, I am the publisher of the Washington, D.C. Suburbs edition of the Attorney of Law magazine and continue to be a member of the Maryland bar in good standing. I'm a proud mother of a 16-year-old son who works as a lifeguard and is interested in the medical field.