Local Attorney Celebrates 35 Years of Practicing LawWritten by Jennifer Summers, The Observer Newspaper
In the small town Patrick Hubbard grew up in, he always remembered the lawyer who practiced in town. At 17, he decided that is what he wanted to do as a profession. Hubbard attended Abilene Christian University where he earned his business degree and received is law degree from Texas Tech University in 1973. He moved to Kingwood in 1985 after erving as the assistant criminal district attorney for Lubbock County and the acting attorney general for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on the Island of Saipan. Hubbard still serves Kingwood and the surrounding community as he prepares to celebrate almost 35 years of practicing law. “The crux of my practice is small business law, but for the most part I focus on a variety of different situations such as family, commercial, probate, real estate, bank and criminal laws,” Hubbard explained. “It is gratifying to be in a profession where I help solve problems and help clients in need.”
Hubbard enjoys general practice law because it is never dull between spending some time in the office and other times at the courthouse. His practice also allows for him to spend time with clients and get to know them and their families. Since he has served the community for many years, he is now working with his first clients’ children, which is a pleasant surprise for him. “I am working with the next generation, which is very rewarding. I am glad I have had the opportunity to practice in Kingwood because it is a good place to live and work. I am honored to celebrate 35 years,” Hubbard said. Patrick Hubbard’s office is located at 1306 Kingwood Drive.
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Patrick Hubbard Reflects on 35 Years of Law Practice
Written by Patrick G. Hubbard for “The Forest Image”
Practicing law in Kingwood for the past twenty-five years has been a dream come true for this country boy who was raised on the treeless high plains of Texas. Living in this community with my family has been a true blessing from God. There have been so many friends and acquaintances who have made me feel welcome, supported my business and who have shared my joy and pain along the way. When I hear negative comments about Kingwood, I usually respond by simply pointing out that it is the best placed I have ever lived.
Looking even further back to 1968, when I entered law school at Texas Tech University, I could not have imagined the experiences my choice of the legal profession would yield over the next forty plus years. It has been an exciting, interesting and challenging journey. Bringing alternating joy, laughter and tears, it has been everything except boring, no chance of that!
My legal education had just begun at Texas Tech when it was interrupted by an all expense paid vacation to Europe where I served for eighteen months in the US Army Finance Corp. Returning to law school, I graduated and was licensed by the Texas Bar Association in early 1974. My first job was as an Assistant District Attorney in Lubbock County where I served as a criminal prosecutor. After a year, I opened my own firm, and with the exception of a couple of sojourns, I have been practicing law ever since.
The first such sojourn was in 1977 to Micronesia, where I served as the Acting Attorney General for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as it took its place under the United States umbrella with commonwealth status. The second was in 1982 to earn a Master of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School for International Business in Glendale, Arizona. At Thunderbird, I focused on Southeast Asia and learned to speak a limited amount of Mandarin Chinese. Both of these detours were very interesting and enriched my life enormously.
Through the years, not wanting to confine myself to just one category of law, I have always conducted a general practice that has consisted of business, probate, family, real estate, bankruptcy and criminal matters. This mix has been very rewarding. It has continually presented fresh experiences and new challenges. More importantly to me however, it has yielded a great number of new acquaintances and opportunities to assist people with circumstances and problems that are affecting their lives.
During the coming year, while celebrating thirty-five years practicing law, it is my hope to share some of the more interesting and humorous things that I have seen as well as legal principles that I hope readers may be able to use in their lives and businesses. Also, if you have a matter of particular interest, I invite you to contact me at www.patrickhubbardlaw.com. It is my hope to respond to as many of your requests as possible in future articles in The Forest Image .