This is the autobiography of one of New York State's most influential Latino judges. Born in a small town in Puerto Rico called, Orocovis, and raised by his mother in East Harlem, NY, John Carro tells his story from humble beginnings to becoming one of America's most respected judges impacting the lives of many people and redefining the legal, educational, political, and minority landscape of New York. The New York Times describes John Carro as, "legendary Justice"; he was a judge for 25 years and was involved in many high-profile cases. Carro was the first Puerto Rican to be named to the NY State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, where he served as an Associate Justice for the last 15 of his 25 years as a judge. After his retirement from the bench in 1994, Carro founded Carro, Velez, Carro & Mitchell (now known as Carro, Carro & Mitchell), a private law firm in New York City. Carro is an ardent advocate for the Hispanic and Latino American community and human rights throughout the world.