For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 80,000-plus attorneys, call them, and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?

Areas of Practice: Criminal and Family Law.

Most Important Career Lesson: Don’t bury your head in the sand.

When you are not practicing law, what do you like to do? Ride on the back of my husband’s Harley.

What’s the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney? When I saw the movie And Justice For All. It inspired me.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? Keeping current of changes in the law.

Favorite TV Program: Reality television.

Pet Peeve: Stupid people.

If I had more time I would: Travel.

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? Paris Hilton (I love shopping and that’s all she ever seems to do).

Favorite on-screen or literary attorney? Atticus Finch.

Mentors: Tom Stickler.

Heroes: Thurgood Marshall.

Best thing about being a lawyer: Being part of keeping constitutional laws in place.

Stacey Holley Valdez works at The Law Office of Laird Valdez, LLP

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