For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 80,000-plus attorneys, call them, and do a Q&A. We've found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?
Best thing about being a lawyer: I get to help a lot of people.
The best piece of advice ever given to you and by whom: My Dad has always told me not to worry about the things you can’t change. I think that advice is so useful in my law practice and life in general.
Most important career lesson: Juries hate when we overcomplicate things. They stop listening when we get hyper-technical about anything.
Favorite saying/quote: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
Favorite sport: Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football.
Family: I have been married to Jason Hernandez, my high school sweetheart,
for 6 years. We have three children, Elijah (5), Ethan (3) and Isabella (1).
Areas of practice: General civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice
Education: B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1999); J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law (2002).
Culinary talent: I make some great tacos.
Secret for staying young: My husband is very adventurous, so he keeps me young.
Favorite composers: Lennon/McCartney.
Favorite food: Fried Chicken.
Current reading material: The Twilight Saga.
My favorite weekend retreat: Cozumel, MX.
If I had more time, I would: Travel a lot more.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? Unfortunately, I think we lawyers have gotten a bad name as a result of a few bad attorneys and lots of negative propaganda. The public has an attitude of mistrust about us although we are a part of a noble profession.
When you are not practicing law, what do you like to do? Spend time with my family.
Marissa works at the Law Offices of Preston Henrichson, P.C.
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