Brady & Hamilton’s greatest asset is its people, and we’d love to help you get to know them. For this attorney spotlight, we caught up with Ames Hutton, who joined B&H in 2020 after an eight–year stint as in–house counsel for a healthcare company.
What do you think is the most challenging thing about practicing law?
The two most challenging things about practicing law are managing your time, and maintaining your priorities. It is important to be mindful of deadlines, client expectations, and other work-related tasks, but it’s equally important to balance those with life outside of the practice of law. Learning to multitask and prioritize the competing demands within your practice is critical, as is maintaining perspective on life beyond the office.
What led you to practice law?
I was encouraged to be a lawyer by my sixth grade English teacher. She told me that I wrote like her husband, who was a lawyer. It wasn’t until years later that I asked myself “Was she complimenting me or saying that her lawyer wrote like a sixth grader?” Either way, I was drawn to litigation because I’m competitive, I like to argue, and I like the challenge of constantly learning new and different things for each new case.
Away from work, how do you like to spend your time?
I enjoy sports (mostly watching these days), travel, and time with my family (not necessarily in that order). I enjoy reading — I try to read a book a week. And I like good food and drinks, preferably shared with family and friends.
What’s your favorite local restaurant, and why?
I’m a big fan of West Table and Brewery LBK. But there are so many great places, it’s really not fair to make me pick just one. And as I’m relatively new to Lubbock, I’m constantly finding new places to enjoy!
What’s your favorite movie to watch over and over again?
Too many to count: Silverado, The Dirty Dozen, any of the Star Wars/Rocky/Lord of the Rings movies, Fletch, Braveheart…