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Best thing about being a lawyer: Helping clients solve problems
Bet you didn’t know: Ran for State Representative
Most important career lesson: Don’t go it alone.
Born: 1971 / Age: 38
Family: Married to Jennifer Schull – 12 years; Children – Jayden Schull (son) age 9, Morgan Schull (daughter) age 5, Jace Schull (son) age 9 months
Areas of practice: General Practice; Wills, Estates, Trust and Probate; Civil Litigation; Personal Injury, Business Law; and Collections
Education: BBA in Finance from Baylor; JD from Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Likes: Golf, Movies, Swimming / Dislikes: Spinach
Bad habit: Procrastinate
Is not good at: Saying No
What kind of car do you drive? Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Community Involvement: Councilman for the City of Benbrook; Board of Directors – YMCA; Board of Directors – Benbrook Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club
Latest pursuit: Sports Agency
Current Project: Building Sports Agency
Favorite saying/quote: As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.
Pet peeve: Being honest
When they do the film about you, what actor should portray you? Johnny Depp
Secret for staying young: Laughter
Favorite TV program: House
Favorite artist: G. Harvey
Favorite album: Bill Cosby
Favorite music: Christian / Favorite musician: Casting Crowns
Favorite place to find albums: LifeWay
Favorite movie: Facing the Giants
The last movie I saw was: Wolfman
Favorite magazine: Sports Illustrated
Favorite sport: Football
Favorite food: Hamburger
Favorite restaurant: Japanese Palace
Where to be found on a Saturday night: Out eating with the family and friends
Talents (besides law): Coaching youth sports
Hobbies: Golf, Guitar, Sports, Swimming, Being With Family
Generally likes to read: Self Improvement / Last book read: Art of War / Current reading material: Monday Morning Choices
Memorable vacation: Cancun Cruise
My favorite weekend retreats are: San Antonio
If I had more time, I would: Write a book
The part of my job I do best is: Connect with clients
The best piece of advice ever given to you and by whom: Don’t compromise your principals
If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? Michael Jordan
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? The constant time deadlines imposed on attorneys.
Who is your favorite on-screen or literary attorney, and why? Jim Carey in Liar Liar
How do you think the practice will change in the next 15 years? Technology in the courtroom.
Any words of wisdom or advice for the new president of the State Bar of Texas? Don’t go it alone.
James Schull works at The Law Office of James D. Schull in Benbrook.
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