Haley Moss introduces herself as the first autistic lawyer known to be sworn into the Florida Bar, author of several books and advocate for people with disabilities.
The hit drama series Extraordinary Attorney Woo presents the story of rookie lawyer Woo Young-woo (played by Park Eun-bin), who is on the autism spectrum.
It shows Woo tackling difficult cases as she grows as a lawyer, while overcoming adversity and prejudice.
For most viewers in South Korea, where the show is set, the life and career of the lovable autistic genius is widely regarded as a fantasy.
But the story of Haley Moss, who in 2019 became Florida’s first practicing lawyer with autism, shows that autistic lawyers like Woo can become a reality
Moss was just three years old when she was diagnosed with autism. Doctors said she might never fully speak, and she would be lucky to graduate high school.
Ten years later, she was nothing the doctors said she would be.