Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. All TYLA programs are accomplished through the volunteer efforts of its board and committee members, with the cooperation of local affiliate young lawyers associations. Learn more at tyla.org.

Name: Jefferson Fisher

Firm: Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP

Area of Law You Practice: Personal Injury, Commercial, Local Counsel

Position Held in TYLA: District 7 Director

How did you get involved in bar service? Through experience and connection to TYLA’s National Trial Competition.

What is your favorite TYLA project and why? Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans  (see https://tyla.org/resource/texas-lawyers-for-texas-veterans/). It aims to assist those who deserve our nation’s highest sensitivity and compassion.

What tips can you give to other attorneys to manage stress? Check out an app called Headspace—it’s perfect to do right in your office.

What do you do in your spare time? I’m probably obsessively reading about a new hobby that I’m really excited to try out and ignoring the fact that I won’t try it out.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? I wrote a letter to Steve Irwin when I was about 10. He didn’t write me back or anything, but there’s that.

Anything else you wish to share? I’m named after my great-grandfather, Joe Jefferson Fisher, the late U.S. district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.