Anita Bhola graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University in 1994 with a B.S. in Paralegal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice. She started her career at Schwartzapfel & Truhowsky (“S&T”) in 1994 where she advanced from receptionist to intake manager. In this position, she was responsible for speaking and following up with all new clients with personal injury cases. She left S&T in May 2002, after giving birth to her twin boys so she could stay at home to raise them. It was a tough decision to leave the job she loved, but she was happy to be involved in all aspects of her children’s formative years. After some years, Anita returned to S&T as a part-time, at-home worker.
Since September 2015, she has been The Law Firm of D.F. Truhowsky’s client relations manager. This means that Anita is the first person a client will talk to when calling our firm and she is very involved in every case. She is truly a “people person” who loves what she does, including interacting with clients and going above and beyond to be a calm voice when a client needs it most. Anita loves to share her experience and knowledge while assisting clients in any way that she can. She is accessible whenever they have questions of concerns, even afterhours and on weekends and holidays.
Anita treats every client with utmost compassion, respect, and empathy, especially when they are going through difficult times, no matter what their case may involve. Her goal is to make every client feel as if they are family, and to help them navigate hardships by facilitating the legal process and putting clients’ minds at ease.
She holds nursing home neglect and abuse cases close to her heart because she was the primary caregiver to both her parents in their senior years. She not only has experience working as a paralegal in this field for the past five years, but also has personal experience in seeing what occurs in nursing homes and hospitals. Anita also enjoys volunteering at nursing homes and becoming a companion to those who not only welcome the company, but who have no one else to visit them. She finds this important interaction very rewarding and truly enjoys hearing whatever stories and knowledge seniors can share with her and her with them.
In her spare time, Anita loves going to dinner with family and friends, as well as working out, which is great for the mind and body.
The defining moments in her career are when clients continue to keep in touch, even after their cases are resolved. The fact that these clients still want to be a part of her life is the best compliment.