Discovery with Theresa A. Conroy

Theresa Conroy gives it up for Hamilton, wit, secretive singing and a questionable sandwich

Published in 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers — September 2017

I can’t go a day without … two cups of coffee. Predictable, but true. Lavazza to be exact. 

If you were in my office, you’d … see Broadway show posters, Hamilton included. It’s not hype: Hamilton is amazing.

My colleagues would be surprised to know that … They wouldn’t be. I’m an open book.

When I was a newbie lawyer I … thought I had to know everything and it seemed impossible.

The quality I most like in a lawyer is … intelligence, wit and humility. If I have to choose only one, I choose wit, because wit requires intelligence and arrogance isn’t funny.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … an interior decorator or writer or urban planner or media literacy analyst or food and wine enthusiast. I would not be a professional skier. 

A different practice area that intrigues me is … planning and zoning. Where and how we live says a lot about us.

I can’t believe more people haven’t read … Five Smooth Stones by Ann Fairbairn or Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans.

I can do a pretty good impersonation of … a couch potato.

My real life hero is … anyone who leads by lifting people up.

The talent I wish I had is … to be a better singer.

On my best day, I … sing a lot, but to protect others, it’s mostly in private.

My favorite song lyric is … currently, “Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.”  – “The Schuyler Sisters” from Hamilton

The last TV show I binge-watched was … Poldark

My guilty pleasure is … potato chips on a bologna sandwich on rye with American cheese and yellow mustard. Try it.  

On weekends I … watch my daughter play ice hockey for the Boston College Eagles (from October to March).

My favorite word is … “I love you, Mom.” I know that’s four, but each one matters to me.  

My favorite TED Talks are … Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” and Brené Brown’s “The Power of Vulnerability.” 

My motto is … Everything happens to teach us something—everything happens for us, not to us.

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