Few can say they love what they do and even fewer mean it - I can truly say and mean it. I am always eager to stand up for my client to protect against an overzealous prosecutor. I look forward to it.
I am fortunate enough to have Brian Wice as a mentor and he has a saying: “The law is a contact sport”. He is right and the team that has the most knowledgeable coach has a distinct advantage, which is why I always make sure I am not out-coached when it’s time to go to trial.
A good attorney must put in exhaustive hours but a great attorney has to do more. A great attorney adheres to strict principals even in the face of overwhelming opposition. When you find yourself thinking about cutting a corner or slacking even a little, the best will take a deep breath, consider their reputation, the client, dig deep, and go back to work. All great attorneys are persistent.
In discussing the importance of persistence Calvin Coolidge had it right: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Abraham Lincoln recognized one key to success is preparation when he said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Like Lincoln, my practice is simple, straightforward and honest about what it takes to succeed and the drive to ensure it becomes a reality. Like Lincoln, I am always prepared.
Holding these principals close to my heart allows me to stand unwavering and give this personal testimony: with persistence, hard work, long hours, adherence to principles, knowledge of the law and diligent preparation I have developed a track record that most attorneys would be proud to call their own.
Areas of Focus: Criminal trial, Federal and State Appeals, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Serious Felonies.
-Carmen M. Roe-
Admitted 2005, Texas
Professional Webpage: www.carmenroe.com
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