Chris SchmiedekeFor Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 87,000-plus attorneys and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?

The part of my job I do best is: Stay in contact with my clients.

 What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? Marketing.

If you weren’t an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? School teacher.

My favorite weekend retreats are: Arkansas, to the lake!

Family: Married with two girls ages 5 and 7

Areas of practice: Family Law..

Education: Texas Tech School of Law 1992.

Bad habit: Drinking cokes.

Culinary talent: Anything on the grill.

Latest pursuit: Opening a gym in my neighborhood.

Current Project: Starting a new blog.

Secret for staying young: Exercise and lots of it.

Favorite TV program: Modern Family.

Favorite music/musician: Band of Horses.

Favorite movie: All of them.

The last movie I saw: Inception.

Favorite magazine: Mac World.

Favorite food: Hamburgers.

Favorite restaurant: The Place at Perry’s.

Talents (besides law): Soccer.

Hobbies: Soccer, CrossFit.

Memorable vacation: Cancun this past spring.

If I had more time: I would: get more done!

Best thing about being a lawyer: Being my own boss.

When you are not practicing law, what do you like to do? Workout, exercise, play soccer.

Who are the people you admire most, and why? School teachers – they have such an important role on our children’s lives.

What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? The internet has changed everything.

How do you think the practice will change in the next 15 years? Technology will take over. Everything will be done online.

Chris works at The Law Office of Chris Schmiedeke, PC.

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