Houston’s Joe Jamail would strongly prefer you call him a trial lawyer. Why is that? I’ll forgo expletives on the State Bar blog and instead refer you to a new profile of Jamail in the ABA Journal by Mark Curriden, communications director for Vinson & Elkins LLP in Dallas. 

Curriden recaps the 83-year-old Jamail’s journey from the UT School of Law, where he "just showed up" and never officially enrolled, to today’s busy schedule and his plans to try cases for another 10 years.

The Jamail story is part of Curriden’s feature section on "Lions of the Trial Bar," where he profiles seven legends, including another Texas treasure: Richard "Racehorse" Haynes.