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The Vick Family hard to eat dinner together as a family every night we can. We Bridget Vick is a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where both have very full schedules and demands on our time, and she practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on this often means we make up time after the kids go to bed, representing insurers, employers, and administrators in the manor extra early the next day. But we aged care industry before state and make it a priority to spend daily unfederal courts, and arbitration associinterrupted time with our boys. ations. Bridget is the 2021-2022 chair of the HBA Litigation Section, and the Bridget: The kids hear a lot about former chair of the State Bar of Texas practicing law at home, especially Women in the Profession Committee. when we were all home together in Gabe Vick is a partner at Gray 2020! They know much more than I Reed, where he practices complex did at that age. They will often ask, business litigation advising clients “Did you talk to the judge today?” or across various industries, including “Did you file the motion to dismiss?” energy, construction, manufacturWe also answer a lot of questions ing, and financial services. Gabe is like “What is mediation?” or “What a former chair of the HBA Litigation is a summer associate?” Section, former member of a Texas Law and community service is a Pattern Jury Charges committee, and family affair for the Vicks. Gabe’s recently finished his term on the South grandfather, Gabe T. Vick Sr., was Texas College of Law Houston Alumni a lawyer in Weatherford, Texas and Association Board. served as the county judge in Parker Gabe and Bridget met while in law County. Following those footsteps, school at South Texas College of Law Gabe’s father, Tom Vick, is a lawyer Houston, where they both served on in Weatherford, where he served as the school’s Law Review and Board the mayor at 27. Tom served on the of Advocates. Both competed for the Weatherford ISD School Board and law school’s nationally-ranked Advowent on to serve in various Texas Bar cacy Program and won mock trial and organizations, including as the chair moot court national championships. Bridget and Gabe Vick with their children. of the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees and the 137th After graduation, they remained involved in the law school’s adpresident of the State Bar of Texas. vocacy program and coached several advocacy teams together. Gabe and Bridget were married in Gabe: My father taught me at a young age that being a lawyer 2011 and have two boys, Thomas (8) is a noble profession, the purpose of which is to serve othin second grade and Harrison (5) in ers. When I was about 8 years old, I remember going with my pre-kindergarten. When Gabe and dad to the courthouse, watching him, and asking him what Bridget are not practicing law, you I view our will most likely find them on Houston’s lawyers do. His response was that lawyers help other people. profession That sense of service was evident in the way he handled his hike and bike trails or at the baseball as a practice, and still is today. As a result, the desire to be involved fields, where Gabe coaches their boys’ means and give back has always been second nature to me. Generally, baseball teams. I view our profession as a means by which we may positively by which impact the lives of others. Bridget: Our life requires us to be we may flexible. We regularly have long days, positively late nights, and travel, which means we both pick up the laboring oar at impact the Enhance Your Practice home when necessary. Lucky for me, lives of Gabe is my biggest cheerleader and a others.” great partner.


Gabe: Bridget makes our household run seamlessly. Fortunately for me and the boys, Bridget loves to cook and we try

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