For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 92,000-plus attorneys and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?

Most important career lesson: Do the things you are passionate about.

The part of my job I do best is: give clients practical advice without legalese.

Age: 46

Family: Married, two children

Areas of practice: Child Welfare, Family, Mental Health/Probate

Education: B.A., History, UT-El Paso; J.D., Baylor University, School of Law

Bet you didn’t know: Coach, Cathedral High School, 1988 T.C.I. L. State Golf Champs

Another little known fact: Child Welfare Law Specialist certified by the ABA and National Assoc. of Counsel for Children

Is not good at: Playing courthouse politics

Culinary talent: Barbeque tri-tip beef with sauteed asparagus tips

What kind of car do you drive? 1972 Datsun 510

Community Involvement: AYSO soccer referee, Cub Scout Leader

Latest pursuit: Rediscovering model rockets with my sons

Favorite saying/quote: Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil – Jerry Garcia

When they do the film about you, what actor should portray you? Dennis Leary

Memorable vacation: Kauai, Hawaii

If I had more time, I would: exercise

If you weren’t an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? I’d be a high school teacher and coach.

Mark works at Briggs & Associates PC in El Paso.

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