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Random Profile: Sarah Vollbrecht, Dallas
For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 94,000-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: It is an interesting and challenging job (--except during large document reviews).
The best piece of advice ever given to you and by whom: “This too shall pass” (from my parents). I remember that when I’m up late at night writing a brief - there will come a time when the brief has been filed and life will be better.
Areas of practice: I am in-house litigation counsel for a major corporation. I am not limited to a particular type of litigation, so at any given time I could be working (for example) on a slip and fall case, patent litigation, or an ERISA matter. It keeps me on my toes!
Education: AB in Religion from Princeton University; JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Secret for staying young: Singing along to the Frozen soundtrack on my daughter’s Hello Kitty karaoke machine.
Where to be found on a Saturday night: At the Lot, eating fried cauliflower, drinking a glass of wine, and watching the kids re-enact Lord of the Flies in the sandbox.
If I had more time, I would: Do more of everything! Read, travel, cook, learn new languages, and be active.
The part of my job I do best is: Answering emails. I cannot abide the bubble on my iPhone telling me I have unread (and hence unanswered) messages.
If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? I’ve always thought I would have made a great backup singer, if I knew how to sing or dance.
Sarah works at Texas Instruments Incorporated in Dallas.
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