Here is some more information about the firm’s owner and founder, Andrew "Andy" Dunham.
Where are you from?
I was born in Yokosuka, Japan, where my dad was stationed with the U.S. Army at the time. When I was 18 months old, we moved to Fort Knox, Kentucky, and I lived in that area until my junior year of high school. Then, I moved to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to be closer to my extended family. In a lot of ways, that’s still where I consider home. I moved to Houston in 2000 and have been in the Houston area ever since.
Where did you go to school?
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in May 1999, earning Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I went to law school at the University of Houston, where I graduated in 2005.
How did you do in law school?
Pretty well. I was top third in my class. I received the Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams and Martin Award for top honors in my Federal Income Taxation course.
What about after law school?
I passed the bar on my first try and was licensed in November 2005. Before I opened my own firm, I practiced in two small firms, handling mostly personal injury and business litigation but also handling several probate and estate-planning matters.
What do you like about probate and estate planning?
I have always enjoyed handling probate and estate planning matters. I feel a great sense of service in helping people in that way. I feel very strongly that everyone should have an estate plan in place so that their family doesn’t have to wonder what that person would have wanted when death or incapacity occurs. Those situations are hard enough as it is, and anything that can make it easier for a grieving family is well worth the time and expense it takes. I find it very fulfilling to help families prepare for and make it through that process as painlessly as possible.
What about your family?
I met my wife, Jennifer, at church, and we’ve been married ten years. We have two wonderful boys, Geoffrey, 4, and Joseph, 2.
That’s a beautiful family you have there.
Yes, I know. Thank you. They are pretty great.
What do you like to do when you aren’t probating or drafting wills?
My wife and I are active members of the Sugar Grove Church of Christ, where I teach Bible class from time to time and serve on the board of Lilia’s Place, Inc., a charity in the Philippines. I also enjoy reading, music, movies, and sports – particularly baseball. I also serve on the board of Second Mile Mission Center and the Exchange Club of Fort Bend.