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Random Profile: Jan Simpson, Houston
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: 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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