Believe it or not, my initial interest in becoming an attorney came from the Perry Mason show. Perry used his mind and deduction skills to help people, and I loved watching him do it. My inspiration also came from my father and grandfather working in the petroleum production business. They — and in turn, I — spent a lot of time around lawyers, and seeing the type of work they did on TV and in person made an impression on me that lasted.
The only complaint my clients have is that they didn’t come to me sooner.