Beyond Law: Getting Personal with Attorney Michael Samaniego

Aug 10, 2023 | Attorney Features

Michael Samaniego is a proud advocate of everyday people. Born in El Paso, Texas, he is a second-generation Mexican American. As a bilingual attorney, Michael has always focused on providing the best representation for people in need. In this interview, Michael discusses his journey as a personal injury lawyer, from inspiration to serve his community to making a difference in his clients’ lives. 

When did you decide to be a lawyer?

I decided to become a lawyer when I was in my first year of college. I had always enjoyed public speaking, debating, and arguing with my siblings (sorry, Mom!). I was also fascinated by the law and the way it shapes society. After some research and soul-searching, I decided that pursuing a career in law would be the best way to combine my passions and make a meaningful impact in my community. 

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is undoubtedly my clients. As they walk into my office, I can sometimes sense their fear and uncertainty after having experienced a life-altering injury. However, through compassionate communication, I help them feel hopeful, relieved and reassured that they have someone in their corner who will fight for their rights. It is an incredible privilege to guide them through the legal process and seek justice on their behalf. Witnessing the relief and gratitude on their faces when we secure a positive outcome for them is a truly fulfilling experience. Being able to make a difference in their lives during a challenging time and provide them with the necessary support and resources to move forward is a great honor. I cherish the relationships I build with my clients, which often extend beyond the resolution of their cases.

What do you like to do outside of the office?

I love going to the movies and watching stand-up comedy. I also love going to trivia nights with friends and putting my movie knowledge to the test. Another favorite activity of mine is taking walks around Buffalo Bayou or Memorial Park. They are great places to enjoy nature, get some exercise, and clear my mind. Overall, these activities bring me joy and balance, allowing me to recharge and return to work feeling refreshed and motivated.

If you were a car, what make/model would you be and why?

If I were a car, I would be an F-150, because they are tough and resilient, and capable of taking on any challenge.

What’s the best thing you can cook?

I’m not exactly a master chef in the kitchen. My culinary skills are about as advanced as pouring milk over Cheerios.

 

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