SAN ANTONIO, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas J. Henry, founder of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, provided the Commencement Address for St. Mary's University School of Law's Eighty-Second Commencement ceremony at the Bill Greehey Arena on Saturday, May 14.
During his speech Thomas J. Henry briefly reflected on his own time at St. Mary's before providing graduates insight on what challenges and obstacles they may face as they begin their legal careers. Mr. Henry touched on the importance of learning from the fear that comes with being a new attorney and overcoming that fear through preparation and practice. He also commented on the drive, commitment, and work ethic it takes to be successful in the legal industry, and advised students on the importance of setting and achieving professional and personal goals.
Mr. Henry also urged St. Mary's graduates to look beyond themselves when they practice law, stating that caring for your clients and community is the most important building block in the legal profession. He asked that those who find success never forget to stand up for the little guy and to always be willing to give back through charitable work and donations whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Finally, Thomas J. Henry reminded the graduates to never forget to maintain a healthy work to life balance, commenting on how important his own family is to him and the happiness his family brings him.
"It was an honor to be asked by President Mengler, Dean Sheppard, and the law faculty to speak at the commencement," Thomas J. Henry stated. "Being a St. Mary's School of Law graduate myself, it was a true pleasure for me to impart the knowledge I've gained in the years since my own graduation ceremony."
Thomas J. Henry is a personal injury attorney in San Antonio, Texas. His firm, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, handles accident, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases throughout the United States. The firm has litigated against some of the largest companies in the world, including Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, and has achieved multiple record-breaking awards and settlements.
Thomas J. Henry has been named a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and a "Top Birth Injury Advocate" by Parenting Magazine. In 2014, Thomas J. Henry was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in the Nation by Newsweek.com, and, in 2015, Newsweek Legal Insight featured Thomas J. Henry as a Legal Superstar. In 2016, Thomas J. Henry was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America. For more information about the firm, visit tjhlaw.com.
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