Parker County Today September 2017 - Page 9

When Weatherford’s own Tom Vick was sworn in as the 137 th president of the State Bar of Texas on June 23, it marked two big firsts — the first State Bar presi- dent from Parker County, and the first family practice attorney to hold the esteemed office. A few days after taking office, Vick sat down with Marsha Brown, PCT’s editor- in-chief, to talk about life, law and the Peach Festival. T om Vick can’t recall a time in his life when he didn’t want to be a lawyer. The son of well-loved local attorney Gabe Vick, some of his earliest and happiest memories center around spending Saturdays in his father’s office in downtown Weatherford, watching quietly as his father helped people solve the overwhelmingly complicated problems of life. Today, he works from the office where his father prac- ticed law. How much did those great, early memories have to do with Vick’s decision to become a lawyer? “Oh, probably ٕѡtYͅqЁ)ɕ́Ѽ̸%ӊéٕ)ɕمлt)9Ё݅́Yѽɹ䰁݅́Aɭ) չ)Ցȁݡ+q=ͥ䰁$ݕЁѼѡѡ͔ݥѠ)ݡՍѕݕtYͅ=)ٽɥєѽɥ́Ё́ѡȁѕɕɽչЁՍ)ͥ)%ѡɕ͕ѡɥȁ䰁ɥ̰)ѡɽɹѼ)ՑYͭ܁Ս)ݕѡՑȁəɵѡɥɕ+q%ѡЁɥЁ́Ѽ)ѥ)͕٥́م͕ݡЁѡЁձ)ɐЁѡɽͅa]ѕٕȁ)ѡ͡éݽѠdQЁ݅́䁙ЁͽمՔ)t)]ЁՕ́ѡȁѼѼ)+q$ٔtYͅq$Ё͡ݕѡ)ݽɱ݅́ɕ䁄Ȼt)Y͕ٕѡ-ɕ]ȁ)ɕɸɽѡUٕͥ䁽Q́Ёѥ+q!ȁչ)ѥгtYͅ)她́ѡȁ́́ѡ)Yé䰁ɱ䁵ɥ̸+q!݅́չȁչ䁩Ցݡ$݅̀啅)'eɥɽչѡչݥѠ́(AѥtYͅq!ݽձѽЁ͡)͕̰ͥeЁɑ́хѼ)Ёѡȁɽ̻t)QYٕѥѡ͔݅э)́́ѡȁхѼѡѡY݅)݅ɐѼѡ͔Mɑ̸)]ɕ܁Օ́)ѽɹ䰁䁡Ѽѥ Mɵ)ݡɔ啐ѡͭщѕ́Օ)́́ɕѡѼMѠQ́ 1ܰ)!ѽݡɔɹ́܁ɕɅՅѥ)ĸ)=YɕѡЁɕɹѼ)]ѡəɐѼɅѥ܁ݥѠ́)1́ѡȰY݅́ѥ́ɴٕȁ)ѡх٥Ѽ́չ丁ٕ)չѽɹ䰁ݡݽɭɐѼх́͠)Ʌѥٕȁ͡Ʌɽ͕٥́չ)ЁѡܰY݅́ѕȁ)]ѡəɐѡ͕չЁȁѡe)ѽ+q)]ɥЁ݅́ѡչЁȁ]ѡəɓe)ѽ丁!Ёԁ̳tYͅ)]Ý͕ٕȰ]ѡəɐ)յȁɥ́ѡЁɽݽձЁٔ)ݥѡЁYé͡ՑՍѥ)܁䁡ѡ]ѡəɐɅѕ́ɽܰ)ݕ́܁ɔхѥ%Ё݅́͡ݥѡ)хɕ͔)ɥѡЁѥѡAɭȁ չAѥم)́ЁѡɭЁ Aɬ)M ѕȸ)=͔5ȁY݅́ѕݥѠ)܁镸ѡ̸+qQӊéݡЁԁݡ׊eɔѡܵ啅ȵ)ȁ]ѡəɐtYͅq]ݽձٔ)ѡЁЁݽձɽ܁ѼѡٕЁѡЁݔ)͕ѽt)ٕѡY٥ͥ]ѡəɐѥ)ɔٕ̰ոٕ́ѡЁݽձɅЁɽ)ɽչѡхєչ́݅ЁѼٔ)Ѽ]ѡəɐɅ͔ѡȁ́ɔqQ͔)ݕɔЁݥѠЁɕͥхtYͅѡ)é͕Ёѡɕѥѡ䁥́!)Ёѡݥ܁́եЁ́݅э́ݽɭ)ЁѽѡȁѡAѥم)]͕ٕ́ȰYѥՕѼݽɬ)ɐɽݥ́ɅѥQ䰁éͥɕ)ѡЁɅѥѽɹ́ѡչ䰁́ݕ)ѡхє)Q䰁ЀԁɍЁYéɅѥͥ)䁱ܰݡѡɕЁͥ́ݽɭ́)չq$ٔͽ͕ͥ́ݡɔ'eո)tYͅq1͕́ٔ́ɽɽչ)ѡхєȁɽչѡչ䰁ѡ݅ЁѼɔ)ȁѡӊéɽɔѡЁ́܁ѡ́ݽɬ)܁ѡѕ́ɔt)Y݅́ɅɅѥѡɽ՝ЁЁ)́ɕȸq!хѕЁ́ɅɅѥѥȳtY)ͅq]$݅̀ȁȀ̰$Յ݅э䁄)ѡЁ͔ѡЁɽݕѽɔ5)Ёٽɍ̰́ѥѥ)ɽєЁݥ̸!Ёɽє!͕)Ѽѕq]׊eɔչԁЁݥ̰(