Trey Cox Authors Father’s Day Tribute Featured in Texas Lawbook

Trey Cox Authors Father’s Day Tribute Featured in Texas Lawbook

As a Father’s Day tribute, The Texas Lawbook compiled commentaries authored by attorneys who share what they have learned from their fathers, who are also attorneys. Trey Cox of Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst writes a thoughtful story about how his own Dad, about to celebrate his 50th anniversary practicing law, inspired him:
 
I probably chose to practice law for very different reasons than my father. I never wanted to do transactions, I always wanted to fight it out in court. While it was a privilege to grow up in Shreveport, I always wanted to move to a bigger city, a bigger environment.
 
I can’t say I chose the law for the same reasons, but I can tell you that he has set an example and inspired me in all I do. Dad was never big on telling me how to live. In fact, at times I found it very frustrating seeking his advice. Though he always seemed to recognize the issues and help me define the problem, he never would just tell me what to do or solve the problem. I remember leaving many of our talks thinking: “Why won’t he tell me what to do or give me an answer?”
 
After a lot more years and three kids of my own, I think I understand a little better what he was doing. I can only imagine how hard it was for him, because I am sure he had very strong views on how to solve each of my problems. But Dad had no intention of telling me how to live. He had every intention of teaching me to live my own life and to make my own decisions.   
 
Read the entire commentary here.