The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program recently honored young community leaders. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.
David Kazemba, 32
Attorney at Overcast Law Offices, Wenatchee
Kazemba earned degrees at Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University School of Law. At Overcast, he specializes in, among other things, estate and long-term care planning, probate and guardianship. He is president-elect of the Chelan-Douglas Young Lawyers and secretary of the Wenatchee North Rotary Foundation.
Q. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
A. Besides graduating law school with honors with two children, one of greatest accomplishments in law school was being published in the Gonzaga Law Review. But probably my greatest accomplishment to date as an attorney is discharging over $100,000 in medical debt for a pro bono client through Chelan-Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services.
Q. What are your goals?
A. My goals for the future include becoming more involved in the Wenatchee community, the place where I want to continue living and working. My professional goals are to continue to grow my practice and become a leader in this community.
My personal goals are to finally take the golf lessons that I have been putting off and play all the courses around our area. I have two young hikers in the family, and I want to share my love of the outdoors with my boys and continue to hike and explore all the trails of the area.
Q. How are you contributing to the success of your community?
A. My own success has a direct correlation to the success of the community. I am a very strong advocate for free and reduced legal services for people who cannot afford them, and I feel by volunteering in the community I can learn more about the individuals who live here and, at the same time, leave a lasting impression on this wonderful community.
Through my own volunteer efforts, I am contributing toward the success of our community by continuing to assist in the advocacy of our aging population, donating my time through volunteer attorney services to people who cannot afford an attorney and giving back to my community through various Rotary projects.