For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 96,000-plus attorneys and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?

The best piece of advice ever given to you and by whom: Prof. Ira Shepard, University of Houston Law Center: “Don’t sacrifice a good life for the sake of money.”

Who is your favorite on-screen or literary attorney, and why? Atticus Finch. Surely no explanation is necessary.

Born: Baby boomer, well-qualified

Family: Married 24 years with two children, 18 and 15.

Areas of practice: Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law

Education: BBA in Accounting – UT Austin; JD – University of Houston Law Center

What kind of car do you drive? Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab Diesel Pick Up

Community Involvement: Twenty years as volunteer in various capacities with El Paso Community Foundation

Mentor/hero: Don Disney, Director of Youth Initiatives at the Cooper Institute, Dallas, Texas. Don is probably the most optimistic man alive, and he makes a difference in the lives of kids.

Favorite saying: Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.

Pet peeve: Drivers disobeying school zone rules.

Secret for staying young: Have kids later in life. 

Hobbies/Interests: DIY everything, hiking, exploring national parks.

Collects: Albert Einstein memorabilia

Recent book read: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, by John J. Ratey

Memorable vacation: Most recently, New Orleans. Even in the hot sweaty summer, it was incredible.

The part of my job I do best is: connect with people on a personal level.

If you weren’t an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? Brain research or public health

Marylee works at Marylee Warwick Jurecky, Attorney at Law in El Paso.

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