Home: Dallas, TX. Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, CA. Profession: Trial Lawyer. Organization: Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann. Title: Partner. Alma mater: Pepperdine Law. Languages spoken: English and some Spanish.
Current project: Continuing to advise and represent clients at trial and in arbitration and mediation. Recent recognition: "Texas Super Lawyer," by Super Lawyers, 2020-2022. Recent professional development: Working on a documentary. Latest accomplishment: Produced a new podcast, Beyond Fantasyland: Conversations on Sex, Politics & Religion. Last book read: The Grand Biocentric Design: How Life Creates Reality, by Bob Berman, Matej Pavšič and Robert Lanza. Recently viewed and recommended: Avatar 2.
Personality profile: Type A. I'm not a good follower; I'm a leader with the goal of solving other people's problems. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teaching. How do you relieve stress? Yoga and meditation. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Family. What was your favorite college course? Law. What book have you repeatedly read? God: A Human History, by Reza Aslan. What advice do you wish you had learned earlier? Just relax. Take things as they come rather than always worrying about everything. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Having children and the career change from teaching to law.
What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? I have done volunteer work in Uganda to improve their judicial system. What widely held belief do you reject? I don’t believe humans have free will.
Legal discovery is insane. It’s gotten so voluminous because of the way every single communication is saved by companies and individuals. The incorporation of artificial intelligence in the review process holds significant promise and has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of discovery and litigation expenses.
What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Gregory Peck. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? Atticus Finch. What advice would you give your younger self? If you’re going to work in a field with constant conflict, learn yoga and mindfulness first.
Favorite quote: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been” (attributed to George Eliot).