'The Houston Lawyer' Profiles Chip Babcock on Professionalism
The most effective advocates are courteous, respectful, ethical, and dependable, Jackson Walker partner Charles L. Babcock shared with The Houston Lawyer in a recent profile.
“Many lawyers think that being discourteous, ethically challenged, and bombastic is part of a lawyer’s DNA. Sadly, a lot of clients are looking for that, too,” Chip pointed out. “Since there is a market for that kind of lawyer, they will likely continue to exist despite all the exhortations to ‘professionalism.’”
“My experience, however, is that the most effective advocates are those that are courteous and respectful to opposing counsel, clients and the court, and ethical,” Chip said.
To read Chip’s full comments, view “A Profile in Professionalism” on page 41 of the May/June 2018 edition of The Houston Lawyer.
Charles L. Babcock is a nationally recognized trial and appellate attorney. Chip’s practice experience includes bet-the-company litigation, First Amendment litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, government investigations, media litigation, and appellate litigation. In addition to receiving the Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, Chip has been named a “25 Greatest Texas Lawyer of the Past Quarter Century” by Texas Lawyer and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In February 2018, Chip was also presented with the esteemed Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League Southwest Region for demonstrating commitment to equality, justice, fairness, and community service.