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Random Profile: Heath Novosad, Houston

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?

Best thing about being a lawyer: Helping people navigate the legal system

Most important career lesson: Be an effective communicator.  Whether you are advising your client about the strengths or weaknesses of his/her case, negotiating with opposing counsel, arguing before a court, or presenting your client’s case in the most effective manner to a jury, as a trial lawyer, your job requires effective communication.

Bet you didn’t know: I was the left tackle for the 1994 Sealy Tigers Class AAA Texas State Champion football team.

Family: Wife, Katie

Areas of practice: Commercial and Personal Injury Trial Attorney

Education: The University of Texas – BBA ’99, JD ‘02

Doesn’t: Facebook or Tweet

Community Involvement: Houston Young Lawyers Foundation 4-Term Board Member

Favorite TV program: The Wire and Friday Night Lights

Favorite sport: College Football

Generally likes to read: Dystopian Fiction

Memorable vacation: Mediterranean Cruise, where we toured Israel, saw the Pyramids of Giza (including getting to go inside the Great Pyramid), several Greek islands, plus stops in Turkey and Italy

My favorite weekend retreats are: Austin and Las Vegas

If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? Teaching and coaching speech and debate.

What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? Electronic discovery was in its infancy when I started my practice. Over the last 11 years, it has become incredibly sophisticated with a variety of tools available both on the production side and the review side. It is imperative that litigators have an understanding of these tools to effectively manage large-volume electronic discovery.


Heath is a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.

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


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