For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 87,000-plus attorneys 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: Helping others become lawyers
Most important career lesson: Arrive early, stay late, and remain curious.
Bet you didn’t know: I’ve traveled to all 50 states.
Born/Age: Houston, 45 years old
Family: Married to Michelle Sims, two kids Megan and Matthew, and three dogs Monarch, Maggie and Mystic (see a pattern?)
Areas of practice: President of BARBRI bar review
Education: University of Texas School of Law 1992; Texas A&M B.S. in Agricultural Education 1987
What kind of car do you drive? GMC Yukon
Community Involvement: Vice President on the Board of Trustees at Temple Emanu-El
Mentors/heroes: Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Speaker Pete Laney
Secret for staying young: Spending lots of time with law students
Favorite music/musician: Jackson Browne
Favorite movie: Lonesome Dove
Favorite magazine: The Atlantic
Hobbies: Tournament bass fishing
The part of my job I do best is: Teaching legal writing to bar exam candidates
The best piece of advice ever given to you and by whom: If you can’t answer yes to the question, “Is it fun being you?” then you should change what you are doing. - Denny Crane
Mike works for BARBRI bar review.
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