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Random Profile: Raul Sandoval, Jr., Austin

For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 92,000-plus attorneys and do a Q&A. We've found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?

Family: The best parents anyone could ask for; older brother; younger sister; and three amazing nephews.

Areas of practice: Exclusively Family Law.

Education: Washington & Jefferson College (BA, double-major in English and Sociology, minor in Philosophy, cum laude). Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D.).

Culinary talent: Anything on the grill or in a smoker.

Most important career lesson: Exude confidence at all times.

Favorite saying/quote: “To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.”  — Chief Justice Marshall.

Pet peeve: Austin traffic.

Favorite TV program: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The last movie I saw: Wrath of the Titans

Favorite food: Baby-back ribs or beef fajitas.

Favorite restaurant: Magnolia’s Café (if only considering Austin, TX).

Hobbies: Playing basketball, exercising (running, lifting weights, plyometrics), reading.

If I had more time, I would: Travel much more.

If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? A basketball coach (any level: from middle school to college).

What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? It seems like everyone has an iPAD in Court these days.

Raul works at Cordell & Cordell, P.C. in Austin.

You can also view Raul's profile.

It's not every day that you're randomly picked from among 92,000 peers. To commemorate, randomly-profiled attorneys receive a t-shirt.

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