Before opening my own firm, I worked as a defense attorney for manufacturers.
My job was to make sure these companies paid as little as possible in the catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases that came our way.
I remember going down the elevator from that ivory tower for the last time, knowing I would never be back, and with only one case lined up for my new business.
I was scared, sure, but I knew I was doing the right thing.
I knew I wanted to bring about positive change and prevent injury and harm — not keep the same system in place that allowed it to happen.
That’s why I bend over backwards to make sure my firm does whatever we need to go the extra mile for our clients.
Yes, it can be emotionally tiring. And leaving work at work is challenging.
Growing up poor as church mice, I remember my daddy and his daddy before him working on the ranch. It became my dream to do the same.
And I realized that dream.
So when I’m not practicing law, you will find me at the ranch, feeding animals, repairing fences or working on the tractor.
It’s my therapy, spending time out on the ranch with my wife, Ginger, and our children, Jackson and Jordan.