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Random Profile: Mike Sims, Dallas

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.

You can also view Mike's TexasBar.com profile.


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