Today we’d like to introduce you to Micah Scale.
Hi Micah, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the Wilkinsburg neighborhood. I started selling cocaine and robbing people in my later high school years, so that’s what I rapped about. The change came when I got caught. My lawyer, Reggie Bridges, bragged to me about how many people he got to help and how much money he was making as a lawyer. That’s when I decided what I wanted to do. I wanted to help people and get paid for it.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The biggest struggle was living as a convicted felon. I got married and wanted to provide but nobody wanted to hire an ex-drug dealer. So, I just went to school until I got my law degree. And that’s what these gangsta rappers don’t talk about. They don’t talk about what it’s like after jail, but I do. Another struggle was watching all my law buddies get to clerk for the DA’s office and the Public Defender’s office and knowing that I couldn’t work there because of my record. But, luckily, I got a pardon from Governor Tom Wolf for my felony drug conviction in my last semester of law school and I got to work at the public defenders office for a few months before I graduated.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I specialize in criminal law. In law school, I won first place for (1) best defense attorney in the pilf competition, (2) first place in the closing argument competition, (3) best petitioner’s brief in the appellate advocacy competition. I was born to be a trial lawyer. After I take the bar exam, I must be a public defender because I used to be a criminal. I was given a second chance by Gov. Tom Wolf. So, it is my duty to give others a second chance. Nobody is going to understand the client like me because I used to be the client. All my experiences from selling dope, robbing people, and prison has prepared me to be a public defender. I am currently studying for the California Bar Exam and I think of misguided youths who need someone who understands them and will fight tooth and nail to give them second chances. That’s what sets me apart from other public defenders. This work is personal for me and I’ wouldn’t do it for the money. I’m going to do it for the people.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
If you have a child, sibling, or cousin who is struggling with the street life, please tell them my story. I was in graduate school as a convicted felon and in law school as a convicted felon. Now, I have a Master’s Degree in accounting and a Juris Doctorate in law. And, I’m still a street dude, the difference is I don’t break the law. You can still be a street dude and have a job. I still rap. I signed a record deal with Spice 1 and Q Bossilini’s Thug World Music Group and we just released my last East single called “Get Em Started” Ft. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. So, if I can escape the streets, then anyone can.
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