I'm from a small town in the piney woods of Southeast Texas where my Mamaw always told me "Tricia, we are just country folk." She was an elegant woman whose lessons gave me solid roots.
When I grew up, I graduated from Texas A&M University where the Lieutenant Governor of Texas told us that as Texans and as Aggies people around the world know and trust us. I earned my Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Created to educate returning veterans under the GI Bill, my law school started in Houston's downtown YMCA building. STCL is still turning out the best law practitioners in the state, and I am proud to be an alumni.
Each of my 30 years since taking an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of our state and of the United States, I've worked protecting and defending small business, real estate, and estates.
In my first 15 years, I represented small businesses from mom and pops to a subsidiary of one of the biggest, Home Depot, all in the construction and real estate supply industries. In more recent years I have worked with small business in rebuilding after disaster.
My clients and colleagues find that I am a compassionate and empathetic listener. I have two super powers: The first is my ability to get on the same page with goals and issues in order to execute a plan of action. The second is understanding how business must balance the lawyer's advice and the bottom line.
As a lawyer, I can help identify worst case scenarios so client businesses will be able to take calculable risks rather than leaps of faith. As an experienced lawyer, I can advise on changes that will improve the worst case scenario.
Finally, as a community lawyer, I stay available to assist local business and to give my time to families who need help with wills & trusts, probate, and guardianship.
I'm just country folk and I wouldn't change it for the world.