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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

Collects: Coins

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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