D&D, RBG and Charcuterie

Discovery with Shann Chaudhry

Published in 2022 Texas Rising Stars magazine

By Shann M. Chaudhry on March 22, 2022


My nickname is … SMC, Muzzy, Daddy Monster. 

If you were in my office, you’d … probably ask why I have a framed picture of Henry Rollins.

My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I have a half-sleeve of tattoos.  

The quality I most like in a lawyer is … responsiveness. 

My courtroom walk-up music would be … “Bulldozer” by Goldishack Guerrillas. 

When I started, I wish I knew … to never let a client get behind on their retainer. 

My career high point (so far) has been … arguing before the 5th Circuit. 

My most embarrassing moment as a lawyer was … accidentally walking out of the courtroom with the court’s file. 

If I weren’t a lawyer I’d be … a music venue owner. 

When I win a case, I celebrate by … listening to loud music. 

The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is … RBG. 

The SCOTUS decision I’d overturn is … Korematsu v. United States.

A different practice area that intrigues me is … patent law.

I can’t believe more people haven’t read … The Four Agreements

I can do a pretty good impersonation of … Christopher Walken. 

My fictional hero is … Ted Lasso. 

On weekends, I … run a Dungeons & Dragons game. 

My most bizarre talent is … random fantasy game knowledge. 

The talent I wish I had is … photographic memory. Or, if flight was an option, flight. 

If I had a time machine, I’d … warn myself about the law. 

My motto is … Our clients’ success is our success. 

The craziest thing I’ve witnessed in the courtroom is … someone actually doing drugs. 

My favorite song lyric is … “Tasting you in rain / I walk down to the train / Try not to look down / This day could someday be an anniversary / Everything is light and sound” – “Sweet Avenue” by Jets to Brazil.

The movie line I most often quote is … “Where’s the money, Lebowski!?”

The three people I’d invite to dinner are … Matt Lillard, Joe Manganiello, Jason Sudeikis.

The last TV show I binge-watched was … Ted Lasso.

Nothing cheers me up like … pop-punk music—usually, Saves the Day.

My guilty pleasure is … a charcuterie board. 

My favorite word is … tintinnabulation. 

If I won the lottery I’d … invest half and give half away. 

My worst previous job was … rollercoaster operator. 

The question I’m tired of answering is … “Should I go to law school?”

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