Random Profile: Ryan Dry, Dallas

For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 96,000-plus attorneys and do a Q&A. We've found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?

Most important career lesson: There is not one single formula or path to success.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? 24-hour access to your work. 

Best thing about being a lawyer: Being a guide/counselor for someone who has no control over a very stressful situation.

What’s on your iPod right now? Sturgill Simpson, the hopeful savior to country music.

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? Jimmy Fallon.

Family: I am the father of three fantastic children: Dylan (7), Ella (5), and Dalton (1).  My wife of 13 years is Senior Counsel for Children’s Health System of Texas.

Areas of practice: Commercial litigation, surety, and construction law.

Education: I graduated from TCU in 2000 and from South Texas College of Law in 2005.

Culinary talent:

Anything that I can throw on the Big Green Egg. 

Community Involvement: Involvement with a variety of grassroots political campaigns in Collin County;  CAMP RYLA, a Rotary youth leadership camp; Church Litigation Committee for Christ United Methodist Church.

Favorite saying/quote: If you dance to the beat of a different drummer, dreamer take a chance; the path you choose to travels means the difference in the dance.

Favorite TV program: Ever? Breaking Bad. Currently? Top Chef.

The last movie I saw: American Hustle.

Favorite food: Pizza, BBQ, or Burgers.

Favorite restaurant: Joe T’s (Fort Worth) or Fajita Pete’s (Houston).

Favorite sport: Basketball.

Hobbies: Fishing with my kids; hunting.

If I had more time, I would: Learn how to play the guitar or re-learn Spanish.

Bet you didn’t know: In the last two years, I have been mentioned two (very different) publications: Tweet If You ♥ Jesus, a book by Elizabeth Drescher (which made my grandmother proud) and Maxim Magazine (which my grandmother never knew about).

Another little known fact: A few years ago, I developed my own iPhone app, the Holy Roller. 

If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? Business owner, fishing guide, or talk show host. 

What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? Email service of pleadings. 

How do you think the practice will change in the next 15 years? Facetime mediations and testimony. 

Ryan works at Weinstein Radcliff LLP in Dallas.

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


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Random Profile: Sarah Cabello, Houston

For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 95,000-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: Solving problems.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? Balancing work and life.

Favorite saying/quote: “You get what you give, so give good.”

Pet peeve: Unreliability.

Favorite TV program: Orange is the New Black.

Areas of practice: Intellectual Property.

Education: Rice University, B.A. Economics. Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D.

Most important career lesson: Be respectful and courteous to everyone, even opposing counsel. Practicing law is just a job. Your reputation is the most important thing you have as a professional.

What’s on your iPod right now? Workout tunes – lots of hip hop and dance music to fuel gym sessions.

Last book you read: “I Know This Much is True” by Wally Lamb.

Favorite food: Pizza.

Favorite restaurant: Red Pepper Chinese.

Hobbies: fitness (gym and yoga), reading.

Culinary talent: meal prepping “clean” healthy meals in advance.

If you weren't an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? Veterinarian.

What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? The adoption of e-filing and electronic availability of documents.

Community Involvement: I have served on a committee through the Houston Bar Association (HBA) for the Houston Alumni & Youth Center (HAY Center) for several years and I also serve on the HAY Center Advisory Board. 

HAY Center is near and dear to my heart – the organization is focused on assisting foster youth ages 16-25 in the Houston area, as they age out of foster care. HAY Center provides numerous services to the youth. Through the HBA Committee for the HAY Center, we organize a holiday event for the youth, many of whom have young families, as well as a pre-prom event where youth are given the opportunity to “shop” for their prom outfits– both events are great fun! 

Also, the Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) does a wonderful job with its Adopt-An-Angel program, providing Christmas presents to elementary school children in the Houston area. My sister (also an attorney) and I always look forward to HYLA’s planning activities and serving as Secret Santa.

Sarah is an associate with Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri L.L.P. in Houston.

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


Prizes It's not every day that you're randomly picked from among 95,000 peers. To commemorate, randomly-profiled attorneys receive a prize. Update Your Online Profile Have you updated your attorney profile lately? Go to My Bar Page on TexasBar.com, log in, and click "Update My Profile." While you’re at it, click “My Directory Options” and add a photo, law firm link, and Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blog accounts – all for free. Opinions and statements expressed in these profiles are those of their subjects - not the State Bar of Texas.