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Random Profile - Billy Skinner, Houston
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Best thing about being a lawyer: Being able to help people when they REALLY need it.
Most important career lesson: Never give up. Struggle makes success sweeter.
Bet you didn’t know: I participate in the Livestrong Challenge.
Born/Age: Longview, Texas, September 2, 1972/ 37 years old
Family: wife, Kari Alkire Skinner, practices family law at the firm of Lilly, Newman & Van Ness; sons, Will-8 years old, Cale-5 years old
Areas of practice: Criminal Defense
Education: BA- Journalism, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1995
MA- Mass Communication, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1998
JD- South Texas College of Law, 2006
Another little known fact: I love rap music.
What kind of car do you drive? Chevy Tahoe
Mentors/heroes: Rusty Hardin: both mentor and hero
Favorite saying/quote: “It is what it is.”
Favorite TV program: The Office
Favorite album: Trace, by Son Volt
Favorite music/musician: Steve Earle, circa 1989
Favorite movie: 300
Favorite magazine: Texas Monthly & The Atlantic
Favorite sport: Racing
Favorite food: Whataburger with cheese and jalapenos
Favorite restaurant: Churrasco’s
Where to be found on a Saturday night: Home with my wife and kids
Last book read: Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an eavesdropping Waiter
My favorite weekend retreats are: New Orleans
If I had more time, I would: Write
The part of my job I do best is: Identifying and communicating with my clients.
What most people don’t know about me: I’m older than I look.
Who are the people you admire most, and why? I admire people who love what they do.
Billy Skinner works at The Law Offices of Billy Skinner.
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