D&D, RBG and Charcuterie
Discovery with Shann Chaudhry
Published in 2022 Texas Rising Stars magazine 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?”