Random Profile: Jan Simpson, Houston

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Best thing about being a lawyer: I love being a lawyer because I can help solve people’s legal issues.

Most important career lesson: always really listen to the client

What most people don’t know about me: rode a motorcycle and was in a motorcycle club for several years

Born/Age: June, 1945/65

Family: Two grown children, two grandchildren, widow (husband Fred died 12/09)

Areas of practice: Intellectual Property: patent and trademark prosecution, copyrights, transactional, IP portfolio management and counsel

Education: Undergrad – Premed - Michigan State University; MBA – University of St. Thomas; JD – South Texas School of Law

Culinary talent: make really good soup

What kind of car do you drive? Lincoln MKX crossover

Current Project: keeping the weeds out of my yard

Secret for staying young: practicing law, which I love; playing with my grandchildren

Favorite TV program: The Good Wife

Favorite composers: most all classical music

Favorite food: all food except liver

Favorite restaurant: too many to mention

Generally likes to read: cookbooks and really good fiction

Memorable vacation: all of the international travel I did with my husband; Barcelona perhaps was a favorite

The part of my job I do best is: interaction with the clients

If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? architect

What's the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney? The story is too long for this venue.

When you are not practicing law, what do you like to do? putter around my house

What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? use of email as main means of contact with clients and other attorneys
 

Jan is Senior Counsel at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Houston.

You can also view Jan’s TexasBar.com profile.


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Jan Simpson - April 13, 2011 11:31 AM

Yes I do, the Raven Grill in Houston, a great neighborhood restaurant.

Carl Selesky - April 12, 2011 12:33 PM

You've got to have at least one go-to restaurant.

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