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Random Profile - Houston, Fred Shuchart

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: No two days are ever alike.

Most important career lesson: An attorney is only as good as his or her support staff.

If I had more time, I would: spend it with my family.

A little known fact: I asked my wife to marry me on our second date.

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? My wife, so I would know what it is really like to have to live with me.

Favorite saying/quote: “it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt.”

Family: Wife Lee, Daughter Emily and Son Stephen.

Areas of practice: Insurance coverage, coverage and extra-contractual litigation, construction defect litigation, and general defense work

Education: 1982 BA- Duke University (Durham, North Carolina); 1985 JD: Washington University School of Law (St. Louis, Missouri)

Culinary talent: Grilling swordfish and smokin’ brisket.

Who would you want playing you in a movie? Kevin Costner because he can really play baseball.

Last book you read: The Racketeer by John Grisham.

Pet peeve: Auditing companies cutting your bill just to justify their existence.

Favorite TV program: The Big Bang Theory.

The last movie I saw at the Theater: Gravity.

Favorite food: Steak.

Favorite restaurant: Delmonico’s at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

Favorite sport: Baseball.

Hobbies: golf, grilling and smokin’ and travel.

Bet you didn’t know: I was once asked by Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Tim McCarver to find them the key to the batter’s box when I was a batboy for the St. Louis Cardinals at Spring Training.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? Being able to provide personal service in an impersonal world.

If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? A high school or college professor.

What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? Computer research.

How do you think the practice will change in the next 15 years? Most lawyers and staff will be working remotely.

Jaimes is a shareholder in Cooper & Scully in Houston.

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


Prizes
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? It's not every day that you're randomly picked from among 94,000 peers. To commemorate, randomly-profiled attorneys receive a prize.

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