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Law as a Second Career: The kid from “The Wonder Years”

Josh Saviano, then and now

Josh Saviano, then and now

We’ve have Lawyer Could-Have-Beens (people who got a law degree but went into other work) and Lawyer Once-Weres (people who formerly practiced but went into other work).

How about people who did something else first, then turned to Law as a Second Career?

First up in this new category is Josh Saviano, a former child actor from in the TV series “The Wonder Years,” set in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Saviano played Paul Pfieffer, best friend of Kevin Arnold, portrayed by Fred Savage. Saviano was 11 when the series debuted in 1988, and he and Savage essentially grew up on-screen. The show concluded in 1993.

Saviano later attended Yale and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. He is currently an associate with the firm of Morrison Cohen LLP, where he practices corporate and IP law.

And who says life doesn’t mirror art? In the last episode of “The Wonder Years,” a grown-up Kevin recounts what happened to all the characters. Paul Pfeiffer, he reveals, ended up going to Harvard Law and was a successful attorney.

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