Herrman & Herrman Aug 2017

August 2017

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Always Learning Getting to Know Kyzmyck Byerly

When I was an undergraduate at George Washington University, I didn’t have my sights set on going into law. If you had asked me if I wanted to go to law school, I would have said no. At George Washington, I majored in international affairs, and I intended to pursue my master’s degree in the same field. Like many college students, I changed my mind. After I got my undergraduate degree, I decided to go to law school. I saw an opportunity to get a J.D. degree while still pursuing my interest in international affairs. But as I worked toward my law degree, I realized how much I loved learning about law. It was then, while I was in the middle of law school, that I realized I wanted a career in law. I found law fascinating. It was so complex, and even to this day, there are still a great many new things to learn. It’s an ongoing process. After I earned my law degree, I was ready to put it to work. I passed the Texas bar exam and joined the team at Herrman and Herrman. That was 14 years ago! In that time, I’ve primarily focused on practicing personal injury law. More recently, I’ve explored some facets of maritime law. Though maritime law is still far away from being a specialty, learning about the nuances of the law has been an eye-opening experience. That’s one of the many reasons why I love the career path I chose back in law school. So many of the cases I’ve worked on have been similarly intriguing. I never get tired of working with such a diverse set of clients.

At the same time, there is always a new challenge around every corner, and though most of the cases I work on are within the scope of personal injury, the many aspects of the law keep me on my toes. Every situation is different, and the ways in which laws are interpreted and applied can also vary.

Each case may come with its unique set of challenges, but they also come with their rewards. When I deliver results for a client or win a difficult case — particularly after convincing a judge or jury that they are making the right decision — that brings me a great sense of pride. Many clients are grateful for the help and expertise I am able to provide. When they get the results they need or deserve — results that often help them get their lives back on track — these are moments when I know that working in law was the right choice. The work can, at times, be stressful. One of the ways I unwind is to head to the gym. I’m something of a gym nut. I love exercising and staying active. I also love to unwind with a good book, spend time with friends, or go out to a movie, though I haven’t seen too many this summer. It’s been a busy few months, with plenty of casework and clients in need of a legal shoulder.

– Kyzmyck Byerly

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